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Email from Google: You are being removed

Google sent me an email saying my pages are being taken out

3:34 pm on Oct 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone got one of these emails from donotreply@google.com

does anyone know how to find the issue they are talking about.

we have not done any hidden text on our site so we are at a loss. Our site is a huge dynamic ecommerce site so I dont even know where to begin.

They mentioned they detected "Hidden text/links on <domain name>.com" and also said that some pages are being temporarily removed for 30 days

does this mean the whole site is being removed?

how can I find out where they found this?

obviously we are FREAKING OUT

[edited by: jatar_k at 4:07 pm (utc) on Oct. 11, 2005]
[edit reason] no email content [/edit]

3:01 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Reinclusion requests, htaccess rewites, framebreaking code,
wt3 validation html cleanup, posts to both Googleguy and Matt Cutts, making sure we are not in any link farms, adding quality content, making sure we have no hidden text
or blackhat techniques being used, and on and on and on....

yet we get the ZERO feedback from Google on why our site
is penalized, it's like it's just lost in the system and Google doesn't really have an answer for the big WHY.

How many other of you feel that's the case with your site?
That it's just lost in the system and Google has no answer as to why that has occurred, so they just don't answer
nor do anything about it. Do you think the same treatment would apply if your site was a MAJOR corporation?

9:13 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you think the same treatment would apply if your site was a MAJOR corporation?

wow. I mean....wow.... sometimes people amaze me.

Of course you get treated differently to a major corporation... welcome to the real world.

If google wants to penalize your site and not tell you, it is their decision and fair enough. They owe you nothing, if they dont like your site then why should they have to answer to you.

I think its great that google has started this system of emailing people that are about to be removed. But with all good intentions comes the repercusion of people saying...what about me.

10:33 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Matt Cutts is Googleguy, they are the same person.
10:58 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Have you started an adwords campaign recently?
4:01 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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twebdonny, I feel it's the case with my site too.
bullfrog, according to Google, Adwords doesn't have anything to do with it, although I'm not so sure that's true.

And this was a post I thought I made yesterday, but apparently hit a wrong button:

GoogleGuy mentions reinclusion on page [webmasterworld.com...] msg #:170. How does one ask for reinclusion?

I assume that it is extremely rare that Google responds to a request for reinclusion. Is jjdesigns4u
just very lucky that GoogleGuy reincluded his site on an accelerated schedule, or at all?

I have a site that was removed from the index and have tried asking Google for reinclusion, but all I receive is the canned email response.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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