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Strange Google Listing - Anyone seen anything like this before?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jimbo2087, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. jimbo2087

    jimbo2087 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have never seen this before, not even on any other site I can recall let alone my own!

    I have a relatively new domain that is now ranking 2nd page after a few weeks. Only thing is, the listing is simply my url eg:

    mydomainname.com

    Thats it! No excerpt text, cache links all the usual just simply the link - its bizarre!

    Above and below it there are normal entries eg:

    Competitor Page Title
    welcome to my site yadda yadda yadda
    Cache-Similar

    but I just get a simple link...lol

    Im pretty stoked with the rank, but I have a sneaky suspicion that as soon as this is corrected its gonna plummit off the face of the earth
     
  2. snap2

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    I saw that actually about three days ago when I was just doing a regular search for something on Google, caught my eye as I'd never seen a listing like that previously.
     
  3. mingeeta

    mingeeta Newbie

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    hehe this happened to me on a wordpress blog i had. Turned out i forgot to allow search engines to spider my site, as it was set to private. Was doing my head in for ages as to why. So if its a wordpress blog check the privacy settings
     
  4. sakuragi1475

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    it must be attracting a lot of attention to surfers :)
     
  5. snap2

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    Good point actually as I did click on it! :)
     
  6. jimbo2087

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    NAILED IT IN ONE!

    Thanks a million mate. I can believe how fucking retarded ive been...dammit! Ive actually done this before as well but noticed sooner, ive been SEOing this site for 2 weeks ha and its been blocking spiders...

    Damn Wordpress...why the hell do they do that anyway?! What kind of a douche doesnt want their site to get visitors?

    Will be interesting to see what happens now then as I suppose Google have based the ranking on URL and backlinks alone? I might ping the site now and see what happens...

    Maybe this will actually be a technique to get ranked quicker :p
     
  7. thetraveller

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    I saw this happening with one of my sites too, but for a little time, a few days i think..
     
  8. mingeeta

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    Glad you got it sorted mate, it t was exact same for me. Still cant beieve i mucked up too, and ye im sure wordpress default used to be to allow search engines, god knows when or why they changed it
     
  9. jimbo2087

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    UPDATE 04/03/10: Ranking 1st in Google.com for keyphrase. Still no detail or page title just a link to my page, but in the 1st result.

    This is insane. Last night I just switched it to being visible in Google and pinged it to a few stats sites. Surely Google hasnt recrawled my site though as it would display with the page info excerpt and cache info.

    I think its only been like this a few hours, had a few extra hits but not as many as you would expect from 1st place. Market samurai reports the key phrase as having 1302 searches a day.
     
  10. linkchamp

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    that also happened with my website. But that is mainly due to wordpress not allowing googlebot to crawl
     
  11. nathanooo2

    nathanooo2 Registered Member

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    Check the privacy setting mate.