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My best guess is that this property has suffered a hidden text penalty due to this mistake. Having fixed it now should I contact Google and ask for a resubmission or will the site be reindexed naturally.
Google still crawls the site and tries to let the site in but then drops it out over and over.
Thanks in advance fellas
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This does not sound like a ban, but more like the kind of disturbing reports we are reading from so many site owners here recently. A ban would mean that it's all gone -- poof! Can I assume that you are also seeing a drop in traffic, which would indicate that this is not just a buggy report from the site: operator?
All that said, I have read from Google reps that a reinclusion request should not be harmful, no matter what the situation.
The site has alot of authority and its so wierd to see pages go in then go out within 24 hours, the site is still getting deep crawled daily but its almost as if Google is fighting with itself as to whether or not to keep it in.
The only thing we can see wrong would be the goof up with the hidden text. I have had our guys spend hundreds of hours pouring through the site and that is the only thing we come back to that could possibly be wrong.
This is his first mistake in 6 years that I know of. Has been a costly one though if this is the true source of the issue. Would a reinclusion request be our best route then? I have never had to do one in 7 years lol.
If it is a spam penalty then it's a straight 30 day exclusion although I've heard G! are now in the habit of sending an email to let you know you've been naughty and they've spotted it.
[edited by: tedster at 6:51 pm (utc) on May 28, 2006]
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I would do what he says, I think the hidden text stuff is not the most likely culprit, but without looking at the site it's hard to say. But don't ask me to do that please, LOL... I don't feel like it. But I do think texasville is probably on the right track.