__/ [ www.1-script.com ] on Thursday 11 May 2006 16:55 \__
> SID wrote:
>> Just now i have found that my site http://www.clicknearn.siteburg.com/
>> is no more indexed in Google, i'm really confused! Fairly new to this
>> world, i even do not have much about SEOs and all, forget about
>> employing SEO tricks.
>> One point i must tell, my server was down for a span of seven days
>> nearly two weeks ago, that may be the cause of such action.
>> Otherwise, I really can't guess what has happened.
>> Also i've heard that i can request Google for a re-inclusion in their
>> index. Can anyone please tell me the link.
>> Most dissapointing fact about this site is that i was working hard to
>> make it content rich day by day adding new pages one after another.I
>> have spent many hours to improve its quality, and just before this
>> occurance and at the same time learnt few basics of web-technologies,
>> it was picking up good position in Google search for popular search
>> terms. Page rank was also improving gradually.
>> Everything was going nice and fine upto this point, and now i am really
>> scared, confused, do not know where to lodge a request.
>> I cannot consider acquiring a new domain name as i've fairly good rank
>> in msn and Yahoo.
>> So, you can guess, what my situation is.
>> Thanks a lot in anticipation of some good "To-do" guide.
> Hey SID,
> There has certainly been a lot said about your (Google's?) problems last
> night (those guys in Europe really do have a head start on Internet
> discussions, don't they? ;-))
Without any /offence/ intended, America seems to be lagging behind, IT-wise.
The /trend/ seems to indicate this, by some rather artificial means.
,----[ Quote ]
| Seven of the top 10 teams were from Europe, and just one from the
| United States: MIT placed 8th, managing to solve 5 of the 10 problems
| in less than 14 hours.
| The poor U.S. showing could provide new fuel for the debate over
| whether U.S. computer programmers lag behind the rest of the world
| when it comes to talent.
> I think I can add something looking at it from a technical prospective. I
> would hate to retype a long message I posted here yesterday addressed to a
> poor soul also struggling with Google (
> ) but your site shows a lot of commonality with his problems and you add a
> sprinkle of your own ones to it.
Thanks for all the information. I am affected as well, so it has been
valuable knowing the cause.
> I think it's pretty well established right now that G has some problems.
> It does not, however, help if your site is adding to the complexity of the
> Your site is suffering from the same problem with non-www and www versions
> of the homepage being looked at as duplicate pages. Correct that.
> Additionally, your HTML is not valid. I'm not saying that mine is ;-) but
> in your case you have something before your document type definition
Unless the site is run by some very strict CMS (and only one such system),
this can be hard to change or reverse. I am hoping that your comment only
refer to short-term impact rather than foresight.
> This would throw ANY search engine's parsers off even during stable times,
> let alone these turbulent ones. Doctype is a pretty important tag because
> it steers the parsers towards properly getting data from your pages. Just
> make it the very first line in your code.
> Also, if you are serious about your site, do get your own hosting. It
> costs on the order of $3 per month for starters. Right now you may also be
> suffering from any potential penalty imposed onto siteburg.com. I don't
> know if there is one, but if there is, you'll suffer too.
I fully agree, on both accounts.
> Lastly, my own Google problems led me to think that totally relying on a
> free search engine traffic is simply not a viable business strategy. It is
> VERY important, but it is not the only way people get traffic. The better
> one is to actually develop your site to the point where people, once
> visited, would want to return. If they do, this is THE traffic that you
> can live by.
Agreed again, but it all comes down (to me at least) to the question: what is
the site intended to achieve?
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