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Google Pr Jump But Still No Rankings
Posted 25 October 2005 - 01:50 PM
I have a site that is doing very well on MSN, Yahoo, and some others. I've got a few top 10 rankings on each and even a number 1 on each - for competivie 'real estate terms', however it's been months since I did the major update and got links, still nothing on Google, not ranked at all - not in the first 1000 results for any search term.
I have well over 100 "related" one way links to my site now, also it's been submitted and is listed many of the directories like JoeAnt, Gimpsy, WebSavvy, etc...
Google has indexed the site many times, I have a tracking thing, also I have a Google sitemap and it's been using it. Also, the site is not new, it's over 3 years old - it's just that back in July, I did a major update and changed all the pages to .php from .html
Then yesterday, I noticed my PR went up - EVERY PAGE of my site - all 50+ of them had a PR of zero but now they all have a PR of 2 or better - about 20 pages have a 3, and even a few have 4 as well.
Yet, still nothing on Google, no ranking at all - the only way I can find my site in Google is to look for very very unique things like my domain name, company name, etc. But no ranking at all for any of my 5 "search terms", yet I have a top 10 rankings FOR ALL 5 of them on Yahoo and MSN - including a few #1 listings - it's been doing very well in Yahoo and MSN for a couple months now. Also, the site is doing very well on others like Altavista, Ask.com, AllTheWeb, etc.. Everyone but Google!
Does any know why Google has still not ranked the site - is there any way to tell for sure that my site is "sandboxed" or not?
Posted 25 October 2005 - 02:11 PM
If so, you're most likely caught up in Google aging delay that new sites go through. There's not much you can to get out of it on your own. Just have to wait for them to decide that it's time that you got released.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 01:49 AM
As you said site is three year old so i don't think it come under sand box.It may cause of delay of ranking on many factors like that:
1.How you optimize?
2.Subdomains May Avoid the Aging Delay :Pages on subdomains are generally treated as part of the main domain, making them a possible workaround. If your client has the option of building their site on a subdomain instead of a new top-level domain name, let them know that this may avoid the time delay.
3.By using a 302 "temporarily moved" response instead of a 301, the
original URL will remain in Google's index, and maintain its position
as if the page were still there. if you used then also it may cause.
Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:35 AM
I feel your pain. I have a 3 year old site that ranks on page 1 of MSN and Yahoo for 2 key phrases. Untill this last update I was on page 2 or 3 of Google - now I don't exist. I would love a clue as to how to resolve this also.
The odd thing I noticed during the update was my site started climbing in rank on Google, up to the top of page 2, then - BLAM!. Gone.
Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:11 AM
But anyway, isn't the update still in progress? You may find that when the dust settles, you regain your former glory.
Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:20 AM
Thanks for the quick feedback. Yes, the phrase Personalized Chopsticks is on page 1. The 2 phrases that went into a black hole are Asian Wedding Favors, and Hawaiian Wedding Favors.
It is these 2 phrases that I would be ever so grateful if anyone has a clue why I went from a good ranking to non-existent (but only in Google).
Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:27 AM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 08:34 AM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:41 PM
But don't expect everything to be settled then. It'll take at least another week for all of the DC's to catch up with the last update and only then will Google start looking to see if they need to make any additional tweaks.
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