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Does a website deindex show in webmaster tools straight away? Is my website *******?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jamie3000, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. jamie3000

    jamie3000 Supreme Member

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    I have a black hat website and I'm trying to figure out if its been deindexed or I've f**ked up the Google Bot access to it. When I do site:www.example.com nothing is returned but webmaster tools says there are no manual actions. Yesterday I blocked a load of bots through htaccess however I did a "crawl as google" test after and the website was crawled and rendered fine. Don't know how this website works (https://ismywebsitepenalized.com/) but it says its not.

    I have another similar website with less traffic and its been fine for months, this one is only a few weeks old.

    ummmmm what do you guys think?
     
  2. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    well first off are you searching for the right domain, as in with or without the www? My site I just started working on recently will show 0 pages with the www as I'm only using the site without it.

    And has the website ever been indexed like that?

    Google webmaster tools will also show you the number of pages submitted vs number indexed if you submit a sitemap.
     
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    yaeh i did notice that www thing, thought for a second that might be it but doesn't look like it is. Domain hasn't been hit before I've owned it from new. Its aged and DA 30. Everything looks normal in webmaster tools. I can see the GoogleBot still crawling it in the apache logs now, not sure if its was doing that before when the new rules where in the htaccess file though. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. Very odd if was those htaccess rules as a defo did a "crawl as google" after applying them and it was fine!

     
  4. UptonGoodwin

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    So then you searched for you site as both site:example.com and site:www.example.com? Or searched for the way you are actually using your site?

    Again, has that website ever been indexed in Google since you've had it?

    If not, it might be a good idea to check archives.org/web and see if the site was spammed before you bought it.

    I have just started playing around with htaccess myself to try and fight some bot spam so I'm not much help there.
     
  5. jamie3000

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    Sorry misunderstood what you mean't. Yes I've tried both with and without the sub domain both are not showing any results. It had been indexed by google and was getting around 1,500 visits a day. Domain didn't ever exist before I bought it, its a very unique domain name.

    I can see the google bot crawling away so hopefully it was the htaccess rules so be careful with those :p

    I'll update when I know more! :)

     
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    BUSTED.

    "Pure spam
    Pages on this site appear to use aggressive spam techniques such as automatically generated gibberish, cloaking, scraping content from other websites, and/or repeated or egregious violations of Google's Webmaster Guidelines"

    Ha ah well. On to the next project! :)