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7:19 pm on Sep 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Well after 3 years in this wacky search engine game, i have decided to pack it in. I am now going to redesign my entire site and target web design and seo as a package deal. getting fed up with just engines, no excitement anymore.

I received an email this morning from a client who has a large online casino and needs someone to do his SEO and Placement, if you are interested and have proven experience with top 5 listings for casino's please email me for details. Brett if you are interested you have first dibs.

The reason i am packing it in, is that one of my employee's tried an experiment a month ago that backfired. She tried hiding links with css, and now it looks like AV has banned us and 5 clients. WOW what a mistake that was. STUPID STUPID STUPID, 3 years and no bans, not a bad record until now. Now if i can just figure out how to get the ban lifted i will be laughing. Never had to worry about it before.</rant>

7:33 pm on Sept 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

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just a warning - I got that same email about the casino thing.

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7:39 pm on Sept 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

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So did a lot of people from a number of SEO forums. Actually, today's is the second pass. The first one went out earlier in the week.
9:09 pm on Sept 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

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the guy had a hotmail addy - lol
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Thanks Ritual, i never payed attention to the email address, just skimmed over the message. Didn't know everyone had received the same one.

Sorry guyz and Galz

On another note, does anyone know how to get a ban lifted? Much help needed!

7:08 am on Sept 16, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Is this ban with AV by any chance ? as I'm in a similar situation. so should get get any info I'ld like to hear from you, I've been sending e-mails to AV now for around 2/3 weeks with not even a single reply, other than the standard generated reply that realy P****** me off. 2 days, the longest 2 days of my life !! sorry getting fed up with this, by the sound of things like yourself.

I think all these SE should remember that we too are also their clients and they should get down from that pedestal their on.

Oh well thats my rant for the weekend oh-hum, anyone from the uk catch big brother - what a man to just give it all away, good on you craig and what a great top divina :)

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Yes Tigger, it is with AV. I don't know for absolute fact that i am banned, but i have put 2 and 2 together. All of my pages except the main page have been dropped or diasappeared from the database. My clients are in the same position. I am afraid to submit any more pages as doing so may get the main page dropped as well.

I am going to wait until at least the next update (Monday) before i do anything rash. Sure would be nice to know exactly what happened. I don't think it was the hidden links in css that did it. I think another webmaster from a rival company may be to blame. AV doesn't index css yet as far as i know, so it had to be a human complaint they acted on. I will keep you informed on the happenings, i would appreciate the same from your end, if you have any luck getting the ban lifted.

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The only way is to write them and ask them to remove it. Be nice and ask what you did to deserve the ban in the first place.
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hi all, I don't know what I'm doing here on a Saturday night but...

Back during the spring I got banned (like a lot of people) from AV and I sent them an email (like a lot of people) pleading my case. I put a lot of content in the email referring to the company itself (alliances, size, etc.) - pretty much name dropping as well as outlining my whole optimization plan and asking them to notify me if any of my efforts were in contradiction to their rules. I also left numerous links to big name sites that had linked to us or included banners. Well, it seemed to work. :) Anyways, the moral of the story is don't give up and the good old fashion name dropping of the influential companies that keep these SEs going still helps. GOOD LUCK!