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Change domain name of penalized or deleted site?

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3:50 pm on Mar 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A site I have must have been banned few months ago or penalized by google becouse I was using a softwawe that recreate or scraped the ODP directory data .

Now the odp content is no more there

Should I change my domain name or Can I still use it with completely new content.

thanks in advance


8:54 am on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Are you sure you are penalized? So, no page can't be found in the index and the PR is gone? If so, did you try a reinclusion request?
I wouldn't make a new site for this reason only because with a new site it will take a long time before you get a good position in the SERPS. After cleaning the site and having enough good content you have good chance your site comes back after penalty period (and maybe sandbox because of new content).
In the mean time you might want to build a new site with it's own content to spread risks.


6:02 pm on Mar 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I doubt whether showing ODP content on your site is a reason for penalizing by Google. Just select one particular ODP category, and enter that term in Google: you'll find dozens of ODP clones (with or without ads).


8:50 pm on Mar 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i deleted the software fetching on the fly the ODP data and filed a reinclusion request .

meanwile i started a blog/news site using rhe same domain but i don't know if using the content taken from article sites will give me again problems.

in case i'll trash this domain and start a new one


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