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Made a new discovery about Google... Or did I?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HenryHavoc, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. HenryHavoc

    HenryHavoc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Heres the story.

    I was wondering why google was not updating and indexing new pages in my site. I had done a lot of work with backlinking and other methods that normally get pages indexed within a week or so, but for some reason, these weren't :eek:.

    What I decided to do was make a sitemap, so I logged into google webmasters to upload it and...

    It appears that my dumbass uploaded a site map a while ago, however it was full of errors. The logs were showing me that google just re-scanned the sitemap around 14 hours ago, however because the sitemap was broken, I'm assuming it greatly decreased the potential of the natural links on my site to be indexed.

    I removed the sitemap and I'm going to see if these pages get indexed. Will post the results.

    I suggest everyone using google webmasters goes to check on their sitemaps from time to time. If you get a red X and have errors, take that shit down.

    Good luck
    -Henry
     
  2. gimme4free

    gimme4free Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Your pages will still be indexed if they are not in the sitemap. Ive got some sites where I don't care for SEO as I advertise by other methods and wouldn't really want people coming across them in search engines.

    So I have no sitemap, I only link to the page on that site, I do not even add the URL to Google and all my pages still get indexed. I know I can set to noindex but just saying, they will index your pages if they are linked to and you don't have them as noindex.
     
  3. snowwhite

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    so whats the new discovery?
     
  4. HenryHavoc

    HenryHavoc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Eh. I have no idea where I was going with this -.-

    The more I look at my original theroy that broken sitemaps will cause your pages not to get indexed, the more I see how stupid this post was.

    I hate it when this happens. It seemed so brilliant when I thought of it :-/

    Sorry. :confused:
     
  5. 33mo23

    33mo23 Newbie

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    It's still a good idea to check your sitemap often to see what Google likes/dislikes.
     
  6. jadsn

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    kind of a misleading title....