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Reasons for not getting indexed by Google

I'd appreciate your opinions about this.

     
12:59 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello everybody,

I've only recently discovered this huge forum, so much information to find here. I'm currently having a 'problem' and I'd like your opinion about it.

It is about my website/bog, that at this moment, is not yet indexed by Google. I've tried the site:... search and no results come up. The domain is registered on 21/04/07, so it's not that old yet, and I don't have many inbound links at the moment. It's a standard WP installation with not many alterations (some theme altering...)

Could these be the reasons why it isn't indexed yet?

Regards

Stef

8:14 pm on July 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hey Stefson,

Was looking through some of the unanswered posts and found yours.

To answer your question. Yes. Those would be good reasons why you don't appear..

8:53 pm on July 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Check:

Unique Content and Meta descriptions for each page
More than 5 quality links to the site
Check the Waybackmachine to see if it was a previously owned domain.

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11:44 am on July 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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OK thanks for you answers. I'll start by getting some nice links pointing to me. I update the site daily and I've modified the meta tags, so let's hope that will help a bit.
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The reason why your site is not indexed because you dont have any backlinks. To get indexed in google is to submit or used the keywords of your site.
3:23 am on July 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>>> Check the Waybackmachine to see if it was a previously owned domain. <<<

Why would this matter?

3:29 am on July 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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A domain name could have been previously owned and banned.
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How would the waybackmachine tell you this?
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Well, it's not a previously owned domain. So that option is eliminated :)
9:51 pm on July 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>> How would the waybackmachine tell you this? <<

It would show you the site as it used to look; and from that you might be able to judge whether it was a pile of junk, or not.

5:53 pm on July 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I made an error, it used to be owned by someone else during 2001 till 2004.

And you want to know something really weird, I was browsing the webmaster tools thingy from Google, and in the Statistics/Page analysis section, I found < a list of adult keywords that are supposed to relate to my site >

The list goes on and on. All words related to that matter. What is going on?
My site in question is just a personal blog about me and my business running on a default Wordpress installation. (my own server)

Does anyone have a clue here? I'm lost?

[edited by: tedster at 6:44 pm (utc) on July 16, 2007]

6:17 pm on July 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Most likely previously owned website which was likely banned.

You will want to develop the website and then submit a reinclusion request to Google from webmaster tools explaining in detail that you purchased the domain, plan on improving it and are not associated in any way with the previous owners. I have found success in this type of reinclusion before, *usually* within 3 weeks.

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Because the previous owners did this in the past I have their site content words in my current page analysis? Could this be? Isn't that scary?
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You likely still have hundreds of old incoming links to the site from other "related" sites.
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Could be, from where I sit it is too difficult to tell.

Either way, that analysis would change if you submit a reinclusion request to Google, get the site reincluded and recached.

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OK thanks for all your comments guys.
I have made a request to Google for a reinclusion. Hope to hear from them soon.

I'll update to post when I get some news.

chrz

1:25 am on July 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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you might do the link search in yahoo to see who is linking to your site. linkdomain:mysite.com replacing mysite with your domain name.
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OK did that, didn't see any unusual incoming links.
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Just to let you guys know, my reinclusion request has been approved, and the site can now be found again using Google.

Thanks all for the advice.

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Little update, all the site content words in my current page analysis are changed as well :) They now reflect the content of my site as well.
YAY for Google!

[edited by: Stefson at 11:48 am (utc) on Aug. 7, 2007]

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>>>>>>>>Little update, all the site content words in my current page analysis are changed as well :) They now reflect the content of my site as well.
YAY for Google! <<<<<<<<<

This whole scenario to me, is astounding. If this is all accurate...then Stefan did NOT find incoming links depicting adult material, Google used very old information from their data banks to assess his current site and ignored the change of content. Did not use his current site map. Did not use their own spidering.
Google pushed their own outdated keywords into his assessment in webmaster tools. Google did not even take into account the whois registration(assuming Stefan didn't use private).
I don't know about the rest of you but I am flabbergasted by this whole scenario. I really think this is a case study.

2:44 am on Aug 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In the process of building a new site on a new domain for a client. I put up an index page that says under construction, no links on it cause I dont want the engines in there yet. Sent client URL to find the pages behind the index page. Google indexed all pages. Seems to me you don't need links in anymore to get indexed.
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Right, but you sure do need inbound links to STAY indexed.