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Website banned from Google yesterday (2009-09-05)



2:13 pm on Sep 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's a very basic website of 20 pages.

It had been up for 3 years then I canceled it for about a year and recently put it back up 3+ months ago.

Within a month some pages were ranking well for specific phrases...similar to the website results in the past.

Today I got my webstats and noticed there were no visitors from Google.

I checked a few phrases I rank on page 1 for. I didn't come up.

I typed in the domain name- I didn't come up.

I did a search in quotes for text that is on my site...I didn't come up. :-(

I logged into Google Webmaster Tools and it still stated my site is indexed in Google.

I checked a dozen of the phrases Google shows I rank for- site is nowhere to be seen.

I have a pagerank of zero, but that has been the case since I put my site online again 3 months ago.

There has never been any 'funny business' about SEO. It's been very basic with this site.

It appears as if my entire site was banned from Google yesterday!

Can anyone shed any light on this for me. My traffic is now nearly zero.


[edited by: tedster at 9:00 pm (utc) on Sep. 6, 2009]

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 3:12 am (utc) on Sep. 7, 2009]


2:29 am on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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

Your site is not banned unless it does not come up for site:example.com - where your domain is example.com

Even if you are not currently seeing your site on example.com, give it a couple days. Datga glitches do happen, and it pays not to jump into action, or even over-think the situation, until it appears to be stable.

Robert Charlton

6:00 am on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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AO - Note also that Google is in the process of changing its entire infrastructure, with some old data mixed with new, so there may well be some hiccups in the process.

See these threads...

Google's New Caffeine Search Engine - the dev version is now public

Google's New Caffeine Search Engine - part 2


7:13 am on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi AgentOrlando,

Sounds to me like Google is using an old set of serps while testing the latest set with the fresh infrastructure. Your 3 months does seem about right as I have sites that are showing pages not having been updated since beginning of July. I would wait until after the Labor day break to see what happens, certainly don't make any knee jerk reactions because you will have trouble distinguishing what is responsible after the event.

All the best



1:18 pm on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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OK- I'll wait until Tuesday and see if it's consistent.

I am not banned as the pages are still indexed.

However, my index page has a PR0 and all internal pages are gray bar.

When I do site:mydomain.com I seee the pages indexed.

When I just put in mydomain - my domain doesn't appear in the results at all.

I recall seeing the caffeine search a while ago and when I used the link I was still in the results at that time.

So, I will wait until tomorrow night.

I believe I do have a penelty of some sort though.

Thanks for the replies.



1:34 pm on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Do you have any problems flagged in G Sitemaps Webmaster Tools ? If you have no other issues in mind other than the fact that your site had some down time in the past I'm wondering if you might have a load of old pages that need removing. The fact that it is only a small site may cause issues if you had a load of old url's hanging around in the data still (i.e. it might look as though half your site is missing to G).

Just a thought

All the best



7:44 pm on Sep 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have no messages in webmaster tools.

The latest site is identical in every way to when it was up over a year ago.

Exact same pages/urls. I simply updated content and FTP'd the files..



8:14 am on Sep 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Dean,

Then I would say that it's just a matter of time until you get your pages back, just G. does take its time sometimes.

You could try the Google Sandbox site and do a [ site:myname.com myname ] search to see if there is record of your site in the next update. It's not final and probably not too scientific, but it works for me.

All the best



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