Can Google penalize just your homepage?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Fleki, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Fleki

    Fleki Newbie

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    I was ranked pretty high with a very new domain name (2 months old) up until yesterday.

    Today my homepage is not ranked anywhere, only my posts and pages are ranked.

    If i type in "link:myurl_com" all of the pages and posts on my website show up except for the home page "www_myurl_com".

    The number of backlinks to my home page would probably amount to the sum of all backlinks to the other pages since I would usually get two backlinks per article. One would point at the website and another one at my posts. I have been using jetsubmitter and uaw and probably submitted over a 1000 articles total, but i'm not sure how many got linked.
     
  2. johndoes

    johndoes Junior Member

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    First of all, i think you're using the "site:" operator, not "link:"

    what do you get when you query info:homepage or is your domain listed for the query "your_domain_com" (with quotes)

    Regarding your question, yes, only your homepage, or a single inner page or pages under a directory / folder can be penalized / filtered out.

    Also, you'll not get exact link count with the "link:" operator. It's just a random set of links pointed to your site.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Fleki

    Fleki Newbie

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    You're right, it was "site", not "link"

    info gives me the following
    "Sorry, no information is available for the URL"


    and no, the domain name is NOT LISTED ANYWHERE any longer, however, domainname_com/posts and /pages are all still there...
     
  4. Fleki

    Fleki Newbie

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    also, it turns out that Fetch as Googlebot is reporting the following status "DNS not found" for all of the pages including the homepage. all of my 3 nameservers are pointed correctly i think... not sure any more...
     
  5. bobbys

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    I've experienced this with a few sites that were penalized, most likely due to age/excessive links building early on.

    The inner pages rank while the main domain is nowhere to be found..
     
  6. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    It will possibly comeback in some time. Start worrying after a few days :).
    Have you used some black-hat tools to link your site?
    Try adding some high-value links to your homepage.

    Good luck,
    D.