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Does anybody have any info they can share about what happens from here? How long until I get indexed again?
FYI...google did not stop crawling my site during the 90 days. Does anybody have experience with this?
Also removed the www.mydomain.com/
I added a new index.html page to replace it hoping to get some sort of fresh start. All subpages link back to new homepage.
As of today my index.html has gotten a PR of 4 - same as old home page but doesn't show a cache version yet.
Subpages are being visited by bot slowly, each day and I am hoping the by the 1st week of March I'll be fully back in again.
Also, subpages as of today are starting to move up in the Google SERPS.
So the answer is easy.. make sure you have incomming links and it will be indexed again.
I'm already getting some traffic back :-)
Hmmm..I think that works if the robots.txt wasn't on the root. If it was on the root, it's permanent. You might have to ask nicely to adjust it manually.
One seo said that they were out of the index for 6 months, and then all of their pages appeared in the index just ask quickly as they were removed. I removed at the root level and per google, this will not be permanent, but at least 90 days.
Google has cost my company so much money as a result of this process. The worst part is that my company spends thousands of dollars advertising with Google each month, and returning vistiors cannot even lookup my business in the index. I had to advertise about $8 per click just for my own domain name......Google is way too much of a pain in the butt with their policies and procedures.
I love MSN and Yahoo more and more each day!
The bad thing about google, in my opinion, is that when something goes wrong the site owner is penalized for such a long time period. And in my case, the owner, was unaware of the possible impact of the work that was being done. To sum it all up, for a few weeks of bad SEO work, a site owner can be affected hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost/revenue.
My site has never had an SEO problem before, and I became penalized as if this was a recurring event. All i can do is shut off my 20k per month in adwords. Funny and true story, the day after i paused my adwords in disgust I got an email "AdWords Customer Satisfaction Survey". And for many days after that I received the same email.
In my opinion, I would not ever use the Google Automatic-Removal for a site again. If you feel that your site has been penalized by Google, and you have no options left in attempt to fix it, I recommend just starting with a new domain name.
As an alternative to a new domain name, I suggest updating the robots.txt file and just waiting for the changes to take place. Never submit the robots.txt to google using the automatic removal, as it will take many, many, many months for the removed pages to become indexed again. I think that using this tool is a false hope.
After 11 months of problems with the google index, I have just purchased a new domain name for my site. Only use this tool if you have no need for the removed pages to be indexed again within a 6 month period.
You may need to seriously consider starting over again or buying a website that has relavant backlinks already.