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1. On 7/27 it disappeared for all its major keywords, but unlike before, where "" bypasses the filter, it is still AWOL.
2. It was usually in the 10-15 range allinanchor:KW, now it isn't in the top 1000 that I can see.
3. The site: is broken. For a small site, even it is experiencing problems, with the index page no longer being the top result returned. Instead it is a cached, supplemental 404 (huh?) domain.com/images/home_image.swf -- of course, we don't use .swf files and have 404 processing setup correctly in IIS.
A question for those of you that were able to fix some of the supplemental issues: have you found it more beneficial to create a G account and submit the site to sitemaps as a method of asking a question / requesting reinclusion, or have you found it easier to create a G account and request removal of the page from the index?
I have no clue on this as I have never had a reason to request for reinclusion but again would never do it unless I knew the exact problem.
Side note: I would never submit a site to any search engine either.
Spiders prefer to find your site as it proves to them that they are "trying" to do their job. Many ancient topics on this.
Nuking a page via the removal tool never took 6 months for me; most of the time, I did it in conjunction with something else, but I think my past average was somewhere around 3-4 weeks.
Per the sitemaps deal; I mostly followed DaveN's take on it for a while and know of several threads here regarding the faulty site: command and how it is related to some AWOL SERPs, but haven't done it yet.
Thus, it is still just a question of which is faster; some people did this just after the June 27th datapush and recently popped back in (though it may have been a coincidence). Anyone else have success with the sitemaps route?