|Weekly SEO news: 19 July 2005|
to the latest issue of the Search Engine
This week, we're telling you why your web site might be banned by Google and what you can do to get listed on Google.
In the news: It seems that all major search engines have a sandbox feature by now, Ask Jeeves and Yahoo add new features and more. A beta version of IBP 8.1 is available for download.
Table of contents:
|1. Facts of the week Facts of the week: Why has your website been dropped from Google?|
Has your web site been dropped from Google and you don't know why? There are a number of factors that can get your web site banned on Google. In this article, we'll tell you why your web site can be banned from Google and what you can do to get listed on Google.
Reasons why Google drops web sites from its index
The most common reason why web sites are removed from Google's index is that these web sites use shady tricks to get higher search engine rankings.
If you use cloaking, hidden text, doorway pages or any other technique that's only for tricking search engines then you can be sure that your web site will be banned as soon as Google finds out. Don't try to cheat Google, it will backfire on you.
Even if you don't use shady tricks to optimize your web site, your site might be removed from Google's index if your web site was down when Google tried to index it.
If you have a new web site, or if you have made major changes on your site, your web site might be put into Google's sandbox. You then just have to wait until it comes out of the sandbox.
How to get listed in Google
1. Optimize your web page content
2. Get good incoming links
3. Avoid dirty tricks
Getting listed on Google is possible. Just play by the rules and make it easy for Google to index your site by optimizing your web page content and by getting good incoming links.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
"The bottom line is that we've discovered all engines seem to delay indexing of new domain names for at least thirty days. Google so far has delayed indexing THIS new domain for 60 days since first crawling it.
AskJeeves has crawled thousands of pages, while indexing none of them. MSN indexes faster than all engines but requires robots.txt file. Yahoo's Slurp crawls on again off again for 60 days, but indexes only six of total 15,000 or more pages crawled to date."
"MSN Shopping BETA officially launched today increasing the number of stores by 60x, the number of items by 5x, and the number of offers by millions and millions."
|3. Articles of the week|
"Although many Internet users eagerly await each new technology from Google Inc., its rapid expansion is also prompting concerns that the company may know too much: what you read, where you surf and travel, whom you write. [...] Google is becoming one of the largest privacy risks on the Internet."
Editor's note: Take a look at our article "What Google knows about you".
|4. Recommended resources|
IBP 8.1 beta version is available
|5. Previous articles|