Being Unbanned by Google and Needing Meta-tags

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by SEO Newbie, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. SEO Newbie

    SEO Newbie Guest

    Hello,

    My site, http://www.DebtResolutionExperts.com, was banned by Google. Being
    my own (amateur) webmaster, I believe that I had too many keywords and not
    enough text explaining the programs that I was offering.

    I've altered my site so that Google can't consider anything on it to
    constitute spamming.

    Does anyone have Google's e-mail addy to which I should direct my request to
    be unbanned?

    Further, how long does it usually take for a site to be unbanned?

    Lastly, my site lacks meta-tags. When I used WebSpawner.com for a different
    business, the Google-bot visited almost daily at about 2 am Eastern (North
    America). Some of the meta-tags that WebSpawner.com automatically provided
    were, for instance,
    <META NAME="distribution" CONTENT="global">
    <META NAME="copyright" CONTENT="Copyright 2006 . All Rights Reserved.">
    <META NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="31 days">
    <META NAME="robots" CONTENT="INDEX, ALL">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV=LAST-MODIFIED CONTENT="2/6/2006 2:29:16">
    <META HTTP-EQUIV=REVISION-FREQUENCY CONTENT="AS DATA CHANGES">

    I would be most appreciative if those knowledgeable in SEO would visit my
    site and then post exactly what my meta-tags should be so that the bot will
    visit it on a frequent basis, assuming that I'm unbanned.

    Thanks in advance!

    Martin
     
    SEO Newbie, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. SEO Newbie wrote:

    > My site, http://www.DebtResolutionExperts.com, was banned by Google.


    ...probably because of the huge block of text at the top of every page,
    that is identical on all pages. Looks spammy to me. And that's not
    considering that anyone reading it would be annoyed.

    The site also looks like just about every other site about debt that I
    see referenced in spam email.

    Google loves:
    1. pages without errors
    <http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A//www.debtresolutionexperts.com/Page1.html>
    2. correct markup including properly used <h1>, <h2> elements
    3. inbound links from other well-indexed similar sites
    4. strong keywords, used *in the content*

    Google hates:
    1. repetitive text
    2. nested tables
    3. ..

    Users hate:
    1. miniscule font sizes. 7pt is nearly unreadable
    but in order to do it correctly, you would have to rewrite the whole
    thing. Look up CSS for starters.

    http://htmldog.com/

    --
    -bts
    -Warning: I brake for lawn deer
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 8, 2006
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  3. SEO Newbie

    Trax Guest

    "SEO Newbie" <> wrote:

    |>Hello,
    |>
    |>My site, http://www.DebtResolutionExperts.com, was banned by Google. Being
    |>my own (amateur) webmaster, I believe that I had too many keywords and not
    |>enough text explaining the programs that I was offering.
    |>
    |>I've altered my site so that Google can't consider anything on it to
    |>constitute spamming.

    Might rethink that thought:

    <meta name="keywords" content="debt consolidation,debt
    elimination,eliminate debt,consolidation,credit card
    elimination,eliminate credit card debt,credit card debt
    elimination,credit card debt elimination program,elimination of
    debt,debt solutions,credit card consolidation,eliminate credit
    cards,eliminate bills,bills,help,eliminate credit card debt,end credit
    card debt,credit cards,debt,cancel credit card debt,credit,get out of
    debt,beat the banks,credit card debt,terminate credit card
    debt,banks,money
    system,consolidation,debt,cancellation,elimination,credit card debt
    elimination,bankruptcy,bankruptcies,law,IRS,credit cards,debt
    elimination,terminate debt,erase debt,eliminate debt,consumer credit
    counseling,credit card debt,consolidation,credit repair,bankruptcy
    alternatives,debt relief,get out of debt,payday loans,signature
    loans,bad credit loans,payoff debt,unsecured credit card debt,debt
    negotiation,debt consolidation,debt elimination,eliminate
    debt,consolidation,credit card elimination,eliminate credit card
    debt,credit card debt elimination,credit card debt elimination
    program,elimination of debt,debt solutions,credit card
    consolidation,eliminate credit cards,eliminate
    bills,bills,help,eliminate credit card debt,end credit card
    debt,credit cards,debt,cancel credit card debt,credit,get out of
    debt,beat the banks,credit card debt,terminate credit card
    debt,banks,money
    system,consolidation,debt,cancellation,elimination,credit card debt
    elimination,bankruptcy,bankruptcies,law,IRS,credit cards,debt
    elimination,terminate debt,erase debt,eliminate debt,consumer credit
    counseling,credit card debt,consolidation,credit repair,bankruptcy
    alternatives,debt relief,get out of debt,payday loans,signature
    loans,bad credit loans,payoff debt,unsecured credit card debt,debt
    negotiation,debt consolidation,debt elimination,eliminate
    debt,consolidation,credit card elimination,eliminate credit card
    debt,credit card debt elimination,credit card debt elimination
    program,elimination of debt,debt solutions,credit card
    consolidation,eliminate credit cards,credit"/>

    |>Does anyone have Google's e-mail addy to which I should direct my request to
    |>be unbanned?

    Never, while your meta name="keywords" reads like that.

    |>Further, how long does it usually take for a site to be unbanned?

    Until you learn how google works.

    |>Lastly, my site lacks meta-tags. When I used WebSpawner.com for a different
    |>business, the Google-bot visited almost daily at about 2 am Eastern (North
    |>America). Some of the meta-tags that WebSpawner.com automatically provided
    |>were, for instance,
    |><META NAME="distribution" CONTENT="global">
    |><META NAME="copyright" CONTENT="Copyright 2006 . All Rights Reserved.">
    |><META NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="31 days">
    |><META NAME="robots" CONTENT="INDEX, ALL">
    |><META HTTP-EQUIV=LAST-MODIFIED CONTENT="2/6/2006 2:29:16">
    |><META HTTP-EQUIV=REVISION-FREQUENCY CONTENT="AS DATA CHANGES">
    |>
    |>I would be most appreciative if those knowledgeable in SEO would visit my
    |>site and then post exactly what my meta-tags should be so that the bot will
    |>visit it on a frequent basis, assuming that I'm unbanned.
    |>
    |>Thanks in advance!
    |>
    |>Martin
    |>


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    Trax, Feb 8, 2006
    #3
  4. Trax wrote:

    > Might rethink that thought:
    >
    > <meta name="keywords" content="debt consolidation,debt ...


    Oh jeez. I completely missed that (the line doesn't wrap in his source).

    Yep. Google does not like that at all. This example is one of the prime
    reasons search engines no longer pay any attention to the "keyword" meta
    element.

    --
    -bts
    -Warning: I brake for lawn deer
     
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Feb 8, 2006
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  5. SEO Newbie

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2006-02-08, SEO Newbie <> wrote:

    snip

    > Does anyone have Google's e-mail addy to which I should direct my request to
    > be unbanned?


    snip

    Google wrote to you to tell you that your site is 'banned'? If so, there
    may be a contact address somewhere in that message. If they didn't write
    to you, how do you know they've 'banned' your site?

    Google seem to be pretty open about how their search engine works
    <http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/about.html>.

    --
    -- ^^^^^^^^^^
    -- Whiskers
    -- ~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Whiskers, Feb 8, 2006
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