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Banned vs. Hijacked Site

Steps to Confirm or Deny

4:05 pm on Mar 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Site is several years old, helpful content plus a real “hand edited” directory with clean & straight links (except for about 10% affiliate links, which are 301 redirected so antivirus doesn’t remove them). PR 4/5 several years. Top rankings several terms several years. Relevant clean backlinks, listed in DMOZ and Yahoo directory

Now PR0 and no where to be found.

After following the recent hijacked threads I was thinking it was hijacked because it’s on many scrapper sites and some sites out there 302 it. However, now I think maybe it was banned by google, but not a 100%.

Below are the steps I’ve taken to try to figure out if the site was banned or hijacked, however after reading through the hijacked threads my head is spinning somewhat on what the $%#$ happened.

Google Search Bar Results:
www.example.com - Sorry, no information is available for the URL… and does not list the site

link:example.com - Your search - link:example.com - did not match any documents

inurl:example.com – lists scrapper crap sites (some domains no longer exist, but scrapped content in cache)

inurl:www.example.com - Your search - inurl:www.example.com - did not match any documents.

There is still a "cached snapshot of page" from google tool bar.

Based on the above does it appear to be banned or hijacked, or am I missing a step? Thanks.


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