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My site disappeared on Google

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dailypress

10:47 pm on Jul 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I did a search on Example and my site didnt show up.
I also did a search on Example.com and my site didnt show up.
My PR shows "No Information Available"
Can anyone say what happened?

This site only consists of links to other sites however, there are less than 100 links on each page. I have less than 10 pages.

The previous PR used to be 3/10. I have a few backlinks which all show up on Google SERP. What kind of penalty is this and why?

Robert Charlton

12:58 am on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This site only consists of links to other sites however, there are less than 100 links on each page. I have less than 10 pages.

It doesn't sound like there's much what's traditionally called "content" on the site. You don't discuss how your PageRank is distributed, but it may be that if you have close to 100 links on each page, with not very many inbounds, your entire site has gone supplemental.

You might find some thoughts that apply to more traditional sites dropping out in this recent thread...

Reasons Why Pages Drop Out of Google Index?
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Also, check out caveman's excellent checklist...

A Dropped Site Checklist
Start here when disaster strikes
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Jakpot

9:08 am on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"I did a search on Example and my site didnt show up.
I also did a search on Example.com and my site didnt show up."

Pls show how you accessed Example.com

I got this message when I tried:
You have reached this web page by typing "example.com", "example.net", or "example.org" into your web browser.
These domain names are reserved for use in documentation and are not available for registration. See RFC 2606 <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt>, Section 3.

Thanks

workingNOMAD

9:24 am on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Your site is just a load of links? You wonder why Google has dropped it?

dailypress

12:45 pm on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Jakpot: I meant "My-Domain-Name".com and I used Example only for an example.

All pages show no PR's.

Some links contain .PDF files hosted on another server and some are links to other sites.

You are right, the site does not have a lot of content but is useful for visitors in the sense of giving access to everything they need on 1 page.

I do have some good inbound links from websites with PR of 5 and 4.

I have also linked to this site from my own websites which rank anywhere from 3-5. Iím not too worried about the Google traffic I lost, because I never did receive a decent amount of visitors through search engines and most of the traffic came from my other sites. But I was concerned why the PR of 3 just went away. Was I penalized? And if so, why? Is it against the T&C to have a page with only links to other sites? If so, then how come we have so many directories out there on the web with high PRís?

Robert Charlton; thanks for the links. I noticed in one link it mentioned duplicated content. I had once uploaded the files on my other server but removed it within 2 weeks. I am not sure if that could be the reason. I will wait for a while to see if I get the PR back. Although I should mention that competitors can screw you over if Google penalizes duplicated content!

This site is not updated frequently. I am wondering if that could also be the cause!

WiseWebDude

1:33 pm on Jul 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This site is not updated frequently. I am wondering if that could also be the cause!

No, that is not the reason. Most likely Google found where you had uploaded the site to another server and it very well sounds to me like a dupe content problem. You should NEVER upload your site to another server WITHOUT password protecting that "test" site to protect it from search engines and others as well. I would be willing to bet that is what it is. Only thing possible to do is possibly a re-inclusion request via Google Webmaster Tools?

 

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