February 1st, 2007 - by Golgotha

The Search-This blog is now 1 month old…oh how cute!

“Akismet has protected your site from 256 spam comments.”

I only have 57 comments, that’s 4 to 1 spam. The bad guys are winning!

So all you lurkers, speak up! I know you’re there, I can see you – according to AWStats, we average about 1,000 visitors a day. That’s not bad, but you’re all mute.

5 Responses to “The Bad Guys are Winning!”

1 ses5909

So that means I can have cake today.. right?

2 Golgotha

Well I do like cake!

Sara, you can have cake anytime you want.

3 Global Investor

What’s your advice for Google SEO?

My site was indexed back in October, but got dropped from the index. I haven’t seen any penalties on my Sitemaps account. Do you know what the deal is?

I’d love to see more google optimization posts. Keep up the good work!

4 Golgotha

Hey Global Investor,

I’m not sure why Google failed to index your site. The steps I would use to track it down are:

– check your robots.txt file
– check your .htaccess file
– check your code

I noticed you have the meta description tag twice, I don’t think this is your problem, but I still wouldn’t have it there twice.

Here is a link to Google to send them a reinclusion request.

Also, you might want to read Matt Cutts’s article on Filing a reinclusion request.

I too have 3 pages that for whatever reason, Google has not indexed. At this point I am waiting patiently.

If Google does not index them in the next month or so, then I will come up with a new plan.

Hope that helped,
mark

5 Global Investor

Thanks for pointing out my meta tag error.

I used to have a robots.txt, but delete it and added the tag instead.

I think my .htaccess file is fine. All I added was a preferred domain command to send everyone to the www version.

Today, I check my XHTML markup, that seems to be okay.

And I downloaded lynx and viewed my site in text-only. It looked clean, no major errors.

I’m still clueless. Got plenty of incoming links. at least Yahoo! and MSN love me.

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