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Purchased domain is manually banned in google. What to do?



2:48 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Ok, here's hte situation: i've purchased a nice domain name from Sedo, build a good site around it, waited, waited, waited - nothing was happening. Not a single hit from Google.

So it's been about a year since i cant cant find my domain in google using an url search. (yes i have backluning pointing to it). PR bar is grey.

I tried to contact google (using the proper form) and explain the situation 2 times.
It's been like 2-3 months with no word from google and no change on domain either.

What else can i do? :(((


3:42 pm on Jun 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You said you used the proper form - was this the reinclusion request inside a webmaster tools account?


7:58 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes it was.

Site is verified and all. Just not in the index.


1:08 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Site is verified and all. Just not in the index.


This is assuming there are external links pointing to your domain and that google has access to those pages with your links in them. Make sure those external pages are ranking in google and they themselves have links pointing to them. In fact, promote those sites that point to you.

If your domain has been verified, clearly, there is a problem. The below might help you look in the right direction to solve this problem.

Do a search with your unique domain name in google's search box.

Also, do an inurl: command in the search box. inurl:www.yourwidgets.com

Some old domains that have been parked or were redirected can be found to be framed, redirected or other detrimental pointing applied to it. Especially if it was a previously working domain that was abandoned.

Look out for your material in the results. Certainly google, yahoo and probably msn too are now attributing framed content to the pointing site that is doing the framing. Especially if the frameset is just below their content type before the meta tags. This is an effective and well know trick to cause harm to a competitor despite whatever google falsely claims otherwise. But often done by accident than deliberately.

Check your robots text file to read all agents allowed.

Make sure your .htaccess is in order.

Look into the last few pages of results around the 800 to 950 area for your domain or domain pages that may contain your content.

There are many other things you can do. Get back to us after you have done these. For example, you will need to check that the domain was not removed with google's removal tool prior to you purchasing the domain if it was not a new domain.

Check that your page is HTML compliant. Make sure that if spaces are removed from your textual content that the reading of the content does not connect questionable material. You can in fact create a site with spaces after each letter and is read the same by algorithms as normal textual content. T h i s - and maybe T-h-i-s - is the same as This. And sometimes poor html editors break up and make a mess of your source code to read differently to crawlers than what a browser might display to a human. Google actively looks into and reads the source looking to apply temporary and permanent penalties to a site regarding phrases in them that "it deems" inapropriate, irrespective of whether your site is of value or not. Again, google will deny and avoid talking about this flaw in its system.

Do a check on the IP your site is on to find out if it is shared that no questionable sites are also using that IP.

Check also that both the www and non www version shows your site because some hosts have been known to redirect one to resolve elswhere. Indeed, you should have your server answer to one domain only. But make sure both are resolving to your website.

Check up your hosts IP and URL to make sure they are not spammers linked to bad and mass link exchanges.


6:13 am on Jun 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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go to google webmasters program, or google sitemaps and you have to find there a link to resubmit a site, which was banned from google. It is a contact form especially for these kind of problems. I had a problem once with a website which was banned from google index due to a illegal line in the source code and after i have fixed it, i went there and resubmited and it worked just fine in a couple of days. I found the link [google.com...]
you should have a gmail account i think to acces it.


8:51 am on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Cornflower: yes i had already tried all these things long time ago.

Any kind of URL search doesnt return any results ("your search did not match any documents...")

octav: i used the re-inclusion for 2 times in the last 6 months. no luck :(


10:06 am on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The Internet Archive may give you more info on your Domain name history. May be it was used in the past for very bad purpose and got banned in main search engine.


10:15 am on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yes, the archive doesnt look gfood and i'm pretty sure the domain was banned

the problem is, google seems to be ignoring my re-nclusion requests.

i dont know how to appeal to them :(


3:13 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You must try to know what spammy sites link to you know in your case "link:example.com" will not work so do simply "example.com". Try to get at least one good back link from a respectable place.


7:39 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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

This might be a silly question, but has the Whois information actually changed for this domain?


9:31 am on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yes, whois has changed, altho it's protected by registrar's privacy service


11:52 am on Jun 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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

That may be complicating things for you - especially because the domain was violating Google's guidelines previously. Matt Cutts has mentioned several times that on its own, whois privacy is not a problem for Google. but coupled with other factors (such as your domains dark history), they might take it as another negative.

Somehow you've got to regain Google's trust. If this domain was trying to aggressively game Google at one time, there might even be some really bad backlink games still online. Have you researched that possibility?


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