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Still no ranking 2 years after 302 hijacking

   
7:37 pm on Sep 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member zeus is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Ok from the begining, I bet many here had the same problem or still have.

I suddently saw on google that a site: search gave many more results that the site has, double triple the page count, then I looked through the site:www.mydomain.com I saw other domain with my frontpage as cache, I thought what the f... is going on here, I clicked foreign domain link and got to my site, hmm, then I took a close look, then I saw the other domain has a 302 redirecting link to me, but why does google cache that? hmm wierd, I though well google maybe has a new system.

My site had never been hurt by ANY update the last 5 years, so I though nothing about, but then my stats droped from 40.000 unique a day to 10.000, then less and less until 1000 hits a day from very low ranked keywords.

Now it has been over 2 years still the site dont rank at all or is indexed corectly and is supplemental, sometimes index page is missing.

The site WAS a PR5 (maybe still is be cause all links to it are still there) but now is PR0 and has benn for over 2 years.

Now the question whats wrong here, why still PR0, why still supplemental, why no ranking, maybe there are still a 302 cache problem, but we cant see that anymore be cause google has removed that option to see other domains hurt us, why hmm maybe they cant fix it.

thats it, I bet many of you former hijacked or 302 redirecting afected sites still have troubles or maybe not.

5:43 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One suggestion is to use the allintitle, allinurl and other commands to try and flesh out the sites that could be hijacking you. If you remember the website that had a 302 in place to you, send them an email asking them to remove the script. Also report this to Google.

Google has never dealt with the 302 hijack right from the get-go, there's still tons of sites suffering from this.

5:59 am on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member annej is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I had a hijacked site around Bourbon time. It came back fairly fast but had never quite made it back to the original rankings. Not that it's bad, just a bit disappointing. I wonder if the hijack did some permanent damage.
3:57 pm on Sep 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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God da.. I saw today a 302 link to us from another domain, which is cached with our index page.

So it still happens, people are still able to ruin a site with a 302 link, but thats a illusion, be cause google says no other site can ruin yours, thats bu..

They told us they would fix it, I have been witing for 2 years now and it still happens, hmm well it would not be illigal to create 302 links to google adsense wouild it?, then I will try to see what happens

6:41 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Has never really been fixed and has never really been acknowleged by Google. Best thing to do is spend some time hunting down these sites.
8:07 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hunt down those sites, place a meta-noindex on your pages and use the Google url removal tool to erase the hijackers site. After that remove the no-index tag.
10:10 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Use the base tag on your own site to clarify the URL (especially on the root index page), and use the 301 redirect from non-www to www as well. This seems to "strenghen" a site against such hijackings. Make sure too that every page of the site links back to http://www.domain.com/ in EXACTLY that format.
11:54 am on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member zeus is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



i realy dont think there is any problem non www related, Im not sure if the PR0 is be cause other sites have our index page as cache,in a way it should not hurt the PR5 be cause it still has the normal links to it. Its SUCH a difficult subject, be cause you are fighting a google problem not a site problem, you dont see those troubles on other SEs at all, also you dont get any real help from google.

I remember I had a index page lost on MSN, I got a personal email from msndude and a week later the index page was back.