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Feb. G Update: Site Missing From Google
Posted 09 February 2005 - 06:23 PM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:10 AM
i have the same problem.
Edited by qwerty, 10 February 2005 - 09:06 AM.
Posted 10 February 2005 - 08:48 AM
The article begun with a headline that immediately caught my attention because I'm facing the same problem with a site I built.
Q. My site is showing up for my major keyword phrases in Yahoo and MSN
but I'm nowhere to be found in Goggle. Why does Goggle hate me? (Or
alternatively, my site was doing well on Goggle but its rankings have
suddenly plummeted. Am I penalized?)
I may be not a very good SE Optimizer myself but something is really fishy in here. Let me tell you why.
I have no problem with the fact that I may rank higher in some search engines and lower in others. For yahoo and MSN for certain keyphrases I rank first (the keywords ar not really competitive ). Until a couple of days ago I ranked first in google for the same keywords. Then it begun fluctuating, on second - third - first - third - first position and so on... when a couple of days ago finally jumped over to the 4th page of google.
Even that I could handle. BUT... the optimised pages that were showing up in the "wonderful days" contained in the title page this keywords (and in the body also )... but now I'm listed with a totaly different pages from my site that have different titles. For some of them the SERP even returns me with pages that don't even include a single word from the searched phrase is in it's title tag.
Could that be that google changed the importance of the title tag?
The story still goes on. In the "wonderful days" I had my site ranked first with not even an outside link to it. Now... I have almost 15 banners with links with my main keyword in the title of the a href and in the alt img description tag and still the situation is unchanged... You could say that the sites didn't got indexed. but you would then be wrong .
Guess what. The sites got indexed and now they show up in the SERP in the first and second page for the same keyphrases that my pages are optimised for. And as this wasn't enough... one of the sites that have a banner pointing to my site has nothing in common with the content of my site... the only place the keywords show up is in the title and description of the banner pointing to MY SITE... ( I think I'm going crazy.
So bottom line. All my affiliates list in front of me in google with my main keyword, even some of them don't have any content for that matter, the only related content being a banner pointing to my site with my (MY precious) keywords in it.
Only if they had been some competitor's site. :S
Any ideas, proposals, sugestions, solutions would be highly appreciated.
Edited by virusescu, 10 February 2005 - 08:59 AM.
Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:38 AM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 12:02 PM
I will try not to go too crazy about this
Posted 10 February 2005 - 12:37 PM
On older sites of mine, the site that I am searching on always ranks #1 when I search for "www.mysite.com"
Is this due to the 'sandbox' issue? Is my site not getting top position since it's too new, but my link partners have been around a while so they rank well?
Posted 10 February 2005 - 01:41 PM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:26 PM
Posted 11 February 2005 - 06:55 PM
no need to duplicate posts.
oh yeah, and welcome
this google thing will shake itself out eventually and then you'll know where you stand...
Posted 13 February 2005 - 02:22 PM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:37 PM
I know there's a lot of this about, but I'd appreciate any advice. Our company website is at www.lifelinelanguageservices.co.uk - used to rank pretty well until last Thursday...
So, on thursday I launched a cleaned-up set of pages; almost nothing new, just stripping out a lot of formatting clutter (written as a newbie) and replacing with a stylesheet ('cos I'm older... wiser?). Before I launched I did all the keyword density checks etc, and all seemed kosher.
But, next day we're gone gone, like far far away...
I remember seeing some advice from Jill recently on not over-SEO'ing your pages, and I'm wondering if that's why - these are about 2 years old, so were written to "old" standards. Could someone generous please give 'em the once-over and tell me if they're over-cooked? And if they are, which bits should I lighten up on?
I'd really appreciate any advice, guidance or even insults provided they're constructive... I'm not an SEO pro, I just wrote our website and did my homework and it's got us a lot of business, so - help!
Many thanks in advance,
Humbly, grovellingly and self-abaseingly yours,
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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:44 PM
do a forum search...there are a couple of decent size threads about: "my site disappeared from google...there is no cache in google...why does google hate me etc...sandboxes are for kids with toy dump trucks etc."
a forum search should turn some stuff up for you.
welcome <edit - err, welcome back >
Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:52 PM
I moved your thread into this one with the others who have been nuked.
I'd suggest removing the keyword stuffing on your site and hiring a professional copywriter to write you up some great copy for your users.
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