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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by LovervsFighter, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Hi Guys and Girls,

    Earlier this morning Google Webmaster tools told me that there was an error in my site's sitemap. Previous to this warning I had 5 URL's indexed in the search engine. I rebuilt the sitemap (using XML Sitemap on Wordpress) and resubmitted. The problem seems to be fixed, but now Webmaster tools are saying my site currently has 0 URLs that have been indexed, despite the new sitemap having been accepted.

    Now I ask those of you more experienced than I - is this a punishment from google for various black hat techniques I have used (despite the fact I've only used AMR and BMD on Web 2.0's and NOT my money site) or is it simply a sitemap error that needed rectifying that has resulted in the my url's needing to be re-indexed.

    I'd really appreciate some insight.

    I hope you all had a great New Years too!

    B.
     
  2. G-S-T

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    Google search for: site:yourdomain.com

    If your site is still indexed, then dont worry about what GWT says, it often has a 24 hour lag.
     
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  3. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    All 5 links come up in Google when I employ that search. I suppose things are alright then? :)

    Thanks for the prompt help, mate :)
     
  4. G-S-T

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    Yeah, I would not panic about momentary glitches in the Matrix :)
     
  5. Bongo14

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    Often Google Webmaster tools are slow to update. I wouldn't worry.
     
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    Wait a bit and then check again