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ThinkBuntu
October 31st, 2007, 05:09 PM
My site - www.cssforums.org

My site's position in Google's results had been steadily climbing, up to top-10 for "css forums" as recently as a week ago. Suddenly, I'm completely off the results, and I mean in every which way. Try searching "css forums", "cssforums", or even "cssforums.org" -- You won't get any hits for my forum.

At Yahoo though, I'm the #4 result for "css forums". Has Google blacklisted my site? Why on earth would that happen?

ThinkBuntu
October 31st, 2007, 05:10 PM
Maybe Google's software misunderstood this from the homepage as a "site down" message:

October 29, 2007
The wiki is down for maintenance, but will be back up soon.

Luffield
October 31st, 2007, 05:15 PM
Or could it be this:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/web/www-spooked-by-google-algorithm-tweak/2007/10/26/1192941308334.html

FuturePilot
October 31st, 2007, 05:33 PM
I searched for "cssforums" and it came up as the first one for me.:confused:

PartisanEntity
October 31st, 2007, 05:42 PM
First result for me too.

NullHead
October 31st, 2007, 05:46 PM
It came up first for me "cssforums" ;)

ThinkBuntu
October 31st, 2007, 06:31 PM
And now it's back in its usual place for a "css forums" search...perhaps a Google person looks at this forum? Or maybe I just got really unlucky when I searched.

FuturePilot
October 31st, 2007, 06:33 PM
Google is always watching you8-[

:lolflag:

NullHead
October 31st, 2007, 07:27 PM
I feel that way allot :lolflag:

koenn
October 31st, 2007, 08:27 PM
Has Google blacklisted my site? Why on earth would that happen?
Looks like the issue has disappeared.

If you worry about google and your site, you could
1/ read their web master guidelines
2/ get their web master tools (tools to submit pages / sitemap for crawling & monitor some statistics) ==> if you get blacklisted, you'd know.

http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/