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8:14 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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how does one check if a website is blacklisted?

I have sent emails many many times to G without any response.

8:35 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Do a search on google site:http://www.yourwebsite.com if you are in the index you are ok, if you do not show up then either the site is to new and has not been indexed or its flagged as being spam
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The website is in the index (i.e. if I search like that).

Domain is 6 years old and the website is 5.

Page Rank 5 (was 6).

However - what I meant was:

1) Used to come up in top 3 for numerous related SERP's for this website.

2) It is still #1 in Y!, MSN etc for all related SERP's

3) Quality site (IMO) with good cotent and no bad SEO stuff in there

4) No pointers etc - no errors

5) Google sitemap working on it

However - nowhere to be found in G - since September 2005

I have just been waiting - thinking that if one plays the game correct, concentrates on content and ease of access, etc - things would come back....

Weeks have turned into months.

Any ideas?

9:22 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google has been very slow to index. How is it showing in MSN and yahoo?
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sorry for not making it clear Trinorth....

Was always #1 in Google for all related keyword phrases..... for over 3 years.

Still in that position in MSN and Yahoo.

G has dumped the website though.

Still there if I search for www.thewebsite.com in G - but thats as useful as a chocolate kettle for me.

thanks.

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This library post by Tedster points to three good Resources For Sudden Problems In Google Ranking [webmasterworld.com]. You might be able to find something that can help you analyze the problem.
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thanks jim....

I have read those osts over and over...

to be honest I tend to just "lurk and learn"

Thanks though. Those posts are excellent and I have over the years learned a lot from these forums.

The website really follows "the rules" as best as I can see....

Short of putting hairy scary H1 tags on the pages - I dont know what else to do.

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Have you read through any of the Big Daddy data center threads? It might be a long shot but there's supposed to be a lot going on about how different types of sites are being affected. The timing of your site's drop might/maybe/possiby/perhaps suggest a correlation.

H1 tags can be your friend; every page should have one :-)

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this is off topic - but what about styled H1 tags?

rather than great big hairy ones....

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Brujo,

I rank real good for certain key words on one google data center but I am no where on the charts for the other data centers. I also have been noticing that google is not so quick to update its cache on new pages, etc... May be you need to just wait it out if you have good quality pages.

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Brujo

We are also at the top of the serps in Y & MSN and used to rank very well in Google until October. We still are on the first page for many of our important keyphrases but have dropped a few pages for other important ones.

One thing I've noticed is that some of the notorious spammers in our industry are now ranking well in Google. Either the game's not over yet or Google is just screwed up.

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Brujo, how were you achieving the good results back then? Were you using internal linking with the anchor text pointing to the page or pages on your site targeted for that phrase?