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I'm a little late on this thread but here goes.
mydomain.com is listed with all its pages but the www. reference www.mydomain.com is listed with only one page LOL.
It was suggested that I use a 301 redirect from my root domain to the www.mydomain.com reference to fix this issue. I did this and more than two months later still no changes.
GG what do you do with your root domain if it is listing and your www. reference is not? Do I 301 redirect the root refrence mydomain.com to ww.mydomain.com?
We have a news site -- original news, not news links -- which is huge and quite well-read.
We are always tops for the name of our small town in Google News, but cannot be found for the same town name in Google Search.
I apologize if this question has already been asked...I searched the thread for it but did not see anything which directs it. But I could have missed it. :(
I've heard a lot of speculation about Adsense ads and if Googlebot actually spiders and index these ads. I'm under the assumption that they do NOT because I have never found backlinks in Google SERPs for Adsense ads but I have found backlinks from other PPC ads. My question: Does Pay Per Click ads (all PPC's but specifically Adsense ads) and Banner Ads (alt text) effect popularity, page rank, and SERP position in Google search?
Thanks for the opportunity to submit a question..this question is related to a technology being developed at Amazon.com with their A9.com engine...
They are pulling in Google's SERPs for searches and then running their expertise in contextual delivery against these results sets and presenting some very interesting data sets ...
What is your take on this approach to delivering results sets and does Google have any plans to implement this type tabbed approach with multiple view on one page (perhaps like your grid display in Froogle's SERPs) in the future?
Thanks for your valuable time here and your excellent commitment to dialogue with the webmasters/marketers through Brett's superb resource.....
i have a website, on which i worked a lot in the last 1,5 years.
some time ago, i decided to add more content to the page in order to make informative for my user.
however, present layout of my page does not allow me to add new info in a nice way. the only way is to add some stupid looking links to more information, which i want to avoid.
so i completed work on new content and new layout and everything is ready to upload.
When uploaded, the number of my pages will grow by approx. 30%.
Is it possible, that that growth in number of pages hurts my opinion in google's eyes?
Shall i upload everything at once or add pages day by day?
our site is from 1998, is being updated daily and quite established in its industry...well...until 2 months ago. Then supplemental results from within the site began to show up, most of them with a cache from april to october 2004 (!). I suppose that´s the reason why our site is being filtered and held down in the search results. At least I think that´s the case since filter=0 always puts our site higher. When will these suplemental results go away? I did everything (noindex tag, deleted a.s.o) two months ago but these pages are still there!
Do you feel buying a .com domain is better then buying country specific domain like co.in in terms of ranking well in future, assuming I may have .co.in domain selling the products internationally.
Did you ask Brett to open up this thread for you to possibly over-compensate for the Internet withdrawl you may have experienced while being on a long vacation recently? ;) Noticed you were posting around almost as late as 5AM last night, so I thought here is an opportunity for me to help out a fellow Internet "enthusiast" here ... :)
If so, sticky me for an url to an ebook titled "12 Step Program Guaranteed to Cure Obsessive Compulsive Internet Addiction Syndrome."
I am neither the author, nor the publisher of the said (non-existent) book. I've only got a page that is 302'd to 'em. ;)
Do you think search engine technology will ever reach the point that it won't train the net to respond to each new algorithm until that Algorithm loses most of its effectiveness? (And just out of curiousity, do the inventors of a new algorithm fight to keep it once the net has been trained. (It is sort of all one question<g>)
In an earlier reply, you mentioned that Google was planning on doing something about Adsense spam sites, but what I don't understand is what you means exacty by such sites. Classifying email spam is easy enough but I have come across websites that were built using page generation software, and when I emailed Adsense support about them, I got a reply saying that the websites comply with Adsense TOS.
My understanding of scraper sites is they are sites that pull content from the search engines and compile their own directory. If this definition is accurate, why would they be bad as long as the content they dieplay for various keywords is relevant to what the surfer is looking/searching for? Furthermore, would sites that have rss feeds as content be considered scraper sites even if the content is also highly relevant?
what would happen if a website gets approved by the adsense team to display ads on the website, but then gets reported by a surfer using the "spamreport" link? In such a circumtance, would the user be right or Google and wouldn't a conflict of interest arise out of such a scenario!
What I would like to know is your definition of spam pages? Also, if these spam sites had relevant articles, news sections and relevant content baiically in addition to a "directory", would they still be classified as offring no value to the surfer?
Lastly, do you have a timeframe for when the new changes may be implemented?
I should be grateful if yould clarify these issues for me.
joined:Nov 1, 2003
On April 19th 2005, in a thread called “Google's 302 Redirect Problem”, (http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum30/28742-13-10.htm), you gave instructions on how webmasters can contact Google to apply for re-inclusion for websites hit with 302 redirects/duplicate penalties problems.
Everyone that followed your instructions received a canned automated and irrelevant email response!
What is the status of these re-inclusion requests?
Will Google re-include sites that have been unjustifiably penalized with a 302 redirect or dupe penalty?
Will we hear back from Google one way or another?
If not, why did you ask us to apply for re-inclusion?
How many months is normal for well established sites to be stuck in the supplemental results?
This is a timing question. I have a small site (~200 pages) that pretty much on its own has grown organically -- attracting unsolicited outside links, floating to a PR3, and ranking fair-to-middling on relevant terms in Yahoo, MSN, and -- until 10 days ago -- Google serps. It even began producing some promising signs of income growth until Adsense went south recently.
The site's been doing well enough for me to upgrade its hosting from free, i.e. www.myhost.com/~mysite/ , to shared, i.e. www.mysite.com/. Hopefully, without losing too much ground in the process.
My question is: with this upgrade going on, is it ok in your opinion to do the switchover now, or should I wait a couple of days? A couple of weeks?
I feel the Bourbon update penalty for my site maybe because of the above?
joined:Jan 12, 2004
GG, what do you say to those that are having their businesses ruined because of this as to what they can do to get back their pre May 21st G SERP's? (FTR, My site was NOT any kind of "questionable site", no spamming, no cloaked IP or domain, no hijacking, etc. Just small sales site and it was NOT pharmaceuticals. ;) It met all guidelines on G's "webmaster" page).
Having read your recent posts about reinclusion requests and the bourbon update has me a little confused.
Who exactly are you advising to use the reinclusion requests?
Websites that have completely gone from Google
Websites which have had their search positions dropped into knowhere land ( not even showing up for company name ).?
It seems most of these posts about Bourbon are from webmasters which have totally lost all serps, as if some kind of site wide penalty has been implemented onto their sites - knowone even knows why this has happened to their sites. Many of the sites dropped are very good quality with good content, good linking partners - it makes no sense.
Will Google provide some kind of means for these websites to be evaluated so that the mistaken penaltys be removed from them?
Personally we would rather pay for our sites to be evaluated to get the penalty removed, rather than having Google pretend nothing has gone wrong.
And all things put aside, we must all admit that the serps were much better before Bourbon regardless of if you got dumped or promoted.
joined:May 21, 2002
Looks like Brett put the Q&A up on the front page, but I am going to sneak away to my bed now.
Either GoogleGuy's been a sleep for a long time, or this thread is just running on empty. There hasn't been a post from GG in days... perhaps this thread should be closed?
So perhaps this thread should be closed?