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Only now I realized that this particular domain had owners before me, this is first time I'm faced with such situation.
When I do site:mydomain.com Google still lists some pages from the previous owner, which all result in 404 now, obviously.
What worries me is that from what I can see all these pages were jut spam pages, eg. "buy new product completely free download click here now".
Is Google aware of the fact that I'm a new owner and that I have nothing to do with that previous shady site? It's been 12 days and my new content has not been indexed yet, although according to my logs Googlebot crawled all of my pages.
If somehow the previous "quality" of the page gets reflected on my new one, that would be a real disaster as I've put a lot of effort in making this site.
Was I stupid not to research domain history before starting my project?
I hope you guys could shine a bit of light on this issue. But from where I stand it would really be unfair, because I was not warned in anyway. If this is the case, then Google should warn people at least in WM Tools or something.
I still hope I'm wrong though:)
Would I contact Google through the form that is used for "Site reconsideration" or should I contact them by some other means?
That must be what I'm looking for. I had experience with this form, usually takes two weeks for action, oh well:/
Also, have you done BackLink Analysis of the domain? If the domain belonged to a spammy network and has spammy domains linking to it don't even bother building the site.
You're going to waste a lot of time & resources which can be used more productively on a new domain.
joined:Dec 29, 2003
That's the issue IMO.