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Query about the appearance of unrelated words in Google's Webmaster tools


Bill Posters

9:29 am on Apr 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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A short while back I added a client's domain to my Google Webmaster Tools account. I verified it and uploaded a sitemap.xml file which it took (even though it's only a 1-page site).

Googlebot has been visiting regularly, taking small chunks regularly, but so far the site fails to appear in G when searched by name. (Other sites referencing the company by name appear, including my own folio page listing that project.)
I appreciate that the time between being indexed for the first time and being listed can take a while.

My question concerns the listing of completely unrelated words in the Webmaster Tools 'Page Analysis: Common Words - in your site's content' section.
That section has been entirely filled with words which might typically be used on an "adult" site.
Aside from this, no proper, related words from the site's content are listed.

There is absolutely no adult content on the site/page in question.

My question is three-fold…

  • Why are those adult words listed as words appearing in the site content?
  • Could the appearance of unrelated/adult words lead G to not list the site?
  • What can I do to flush out those words and get G Webmaster Tools to list genuine words which do appear in the site's content?

    I've checked the site source repeatedly and there's never been any sign that the site has been hacked and loaded up with adult keywords.

    Obviously, the site not appearing for named searches is of concern, but the appearance of unrelated/adult words in G's webmaster tools is of particular concern.

    Any help and pointers would be very much appreciated.

    [edited by: tedster at 3:16 pm (utc) on April 5, 2007]

  • tedster

    3:08 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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

    Aside from this, no proper, related words from the site's content are listed.

    Sorry you went without any input for so long. I hope the situation cleared up and that it was just a Google bug -- they've been happening in GWT and elsewhere.

    Those incorrect keywords might also be a sign that there is problematic content somewhere linking to the domain, or possibly problematic content sharing the IP address, or even a previous owner for the domain who had adult content. Even more esoteric possibilities exist, but they would be quite rare. I'd suggest checking in Yahoo Site Explorer for funny backlinks.

    Does the site:example.com search now show pages from the domain? Once it starts showing in the site: operator, I would hope things will clear up.


    4:35 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)


    Scrapers and Hijackers may now be using sitemap.xml I think..........

    [edited by: Keniki at 4:37 am (utc) on May 6, 2007]


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