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Site Re-included after 1 Year Ban - no reinclusion request.



7:39 am on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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One of my sites has been banned from the index (for sure) and has just been re-included. It received the ban about the time that many other members reported problems with sites that included directories. Anybody else noticed re-inclusion into the index in the last few days? I did not request re-inclusion.
3:15 pm on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've not seen that and thanks for the heads up.

I wonder how many folks simply can't wait and complete the reinclusion request as soon as possible. I'd imagine it to be everyone.

3:49 pm on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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My site was also recently (maybe 2 weeks ago) reincluded after being removed from index, without me changing anything or submitting reinclusion request.
3:49 pm on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It does depend on the nature of the ban, I think; some sites will eventually find their way back once the 'problem' has gone and the dust has settled.

For example, if the issue was a bad neighborhood issue, and the 'leader' had given up and closed up shop, there's no reason the peripheral sites wouldn't find their way back in.

'On site' problems wouldn't be so easy, IMHO.

If you are saying the banned site got back without the problem being removed, that would be big news ;)

[edited in view of post above]

[edited by: Quadrille at 3:51 pm (utc) on May 29, 2007]

6:39 pm on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Indeed that would be big news.
10:42 am on May 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've also seen this with a site that I track. Around a year ago they started falling and then every couple of months they would fall some more.

In the past couple of weeks they've got most of their traffic back.

4:12 pm on May 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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About a week or so ago I noticed one of my sites was back in the index again. It had been banned/deindexed from google for over two years. I never did a reinclusion.

Some of the techniques used for seo were a little spammy and I never cleaned it up. I never thought it was spammy enough to get a penalty, but then figured well maybe it was.

It now has about 5%-10% of the pages reindexed, but if I search for it by site name (e.g., www.site.com) it's not found until about page 6 of the results. All the other pages are sites linking to it and MFA sites linking or listing it.

It still has a lot of quality backlinks, is still in DMOZ , the Yahoo directory, and business.com.

Question is what should I do to help it along? Clean it up some, add new content, pages, get links, etc... Or leave it alone for now and see what happens?

It used to rank well for some fairly competitive terms, can it get back there again?

For you experts, what would you do?