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OpenDesigns disappearing from Google search?

(13 posts)
  • Started 1 year ago by Reality Software
  • Latest reply from greg
  1. Greetings, I remember some time ago opendesigns.org was penalized by Google and wasn't showing up in search even for its name. It appears that now I have a similar problem with one of my websites. And I just want to ask you guys what did you do to fix this issue - did you submit a reinstatement request in Google Webmaster Tools, or just waited for a while, or what?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Sean
    Founding Member

    OD was removed from Google because of spam links, hidden links and porn links. OD was put back into searches after those issues were resolved.

    To answer your main question, once you correct any issues your site might have, you do need to file a re-inclusion request via your webmaster center.

    If you need help with SEO and search for your site(s), let me know off forum. I handled all the SEO for OD while I was an admin and of course I now do it for GFWD's and a ton of other sites, including various members of both OD and GFWD's.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. pseudoxiah
    Member

    It's not that easy. It takes about 3 months of non-suspicious activity to get out of the google sandbox.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. Sean
    Founding Member

    pseudoxiah said:

    It's not that easy. It takes about 3 months of non-suspicious activity to get out of the google sandbox.

    If you are a trusted site, it doesn't take that long and OD was considered a trusted site before it was removed for the link violations. It was less then two weeks for OD to be re-indexed.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. Sean said:

    To answer your main question, once you correct any issues your site might have, you do need to file a re-inclusion request via your webmaster center.

    So you did submit a reinclusion request for OD?

    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. Sean
    Founding Member

    Reality Software said:

    So you did submit a reinclusion request for OD?

    I didn't personally do it, but Joe did.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. uberlemurguy
    Moderator

    are you sure he did? =D

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. kirby145
    Member

    The OD problem was a long time ago, when Joe fixed it saying there were spam links and made no further comment

    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. Gnome
    Moderator

    I went through the same process for an almost unused website, and it took mere days to sort itself out.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. tomw
    Member

    The spam links are still there but hidden:
    <font style='position: absolute;overflow: hidden;height: 0;width: 0'><h1>Recommended Drugstore</h1>...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  11. kirby145
    Member

    meh I guess I'll add another joefail tag to this thread

    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. papab30
    Member

    meh I guess I'll add another joefail tag to this thread

    That's funny.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. greg
    Member

    That's funny.

    Yea I lol'd at that too, got some weird looks from people sitting near me in the library.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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