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Googlebot send 2 hits to my website daily - it looks at robots.txt and then index.asp - then leaves. It is frustrating because the msn robot seems to hang around on my pages for at least 2 hours every day. My website is virtually unfindable in google. I have used some basic SEO techniques but I see no reason for google to hate me so much.
When i run an inbound link analyser yahoo, msn etc all find the appropriate inbound links - but google finds 0.
I dont think i have been blacklisted because my website is indexed but am very confused as to the problem.
If your site isn't new, then perhaps you've been affected by the most recent google update.
In either case, probably the best thing is keep adding content and getting backlinks and wait - either for your site to rank (if it's new) or for the update to finish.
The "link:" command in google is not reliable - it doesn't show all of the backlinks that google knows about - just a "sampling."
Oh, I see patoruzu posted while I was writing. :)
When you say backlinks are those link exchanges? or just literally getting someone to link to me?
By backlinks I meant external backlinks - ie, any links from outside your site to a specific page on your site - whether by a link exchange or by someone just deciding to link to you, etc. Lot of people think it's better to get non-reciprocal backlinks ("one-way" links). I happen to agree, but that doesn't mean that it's true.
Maybe it's penalized for 12% keyword density for main phrase, maybe it's sandboxed, or the phrase is too competitive for new PR2 site.
I keep developing the site and adding the content, and after it's more completed, I'll submit it to DMOZ, and hope it will help.