Thursday, February 23, 2006

Gagged by Google!

For some reason Google has decided my website is some sort of scam or spam or something. It's ironic because I have services and stuff I could sell but I've purposely kept the website completely noncommerical.

I noticed that Google wasn't indexing it. (Determined by putting the url in Google's search box.) All other search engines that I've tested do index me. By being persistent, I finally got this response from Google:

"Your page has been blocked from our index because it does not meet the quality standards necessary to assign accurate PageRank. We cannot comment on the individual reasons your page was removed. However, certain actions such as cloaking, writing text in such a way that it can be seen by search engines but not by users, or setting up pages/links with the sole purpose of fooling search engines may result in permanent removal from our index."

But I haven't done any of those things! What can I do?


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Claire said...

That's really weird, because google doesn't have a problem with Stuttering Hand, and the two websites are/ were basically identical!

Uke Xensen said...

Since posting this I've discovered that Google updated its algorithm in February. The new roll-out, known as "Big Daddy" has affected many people's websites. I have subsequent posts about this on this blog, as well as some comments on my search engines page.

I've learned a lot about search engines and SEO since this post.