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Q: getting my webpage description listed ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: getting my webpage description listed
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: jackdad-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 09 Feb 2004 15:09 PST
Expires: 10 Mar 2004 15:09 PST
Question ID: 305136
my website is sometimes it is listed on
google, and others it isn't. in the description under the title, it
says, redirection your browser etc...  It hasn't got any of my
descriptive text. Is this because it is a redirection page to my host
pages? also none of the keyword produce search results for my page,
any help around this. many thanks
Subject: Re: getting my webpage description listed
Answered By: serenata-ga on 09 Feb 2004 17:01 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi Jackdad ~

The reasons your description shows as the redirection information,

     "Your browser does not have the features required for you
      to be taken automatically to the site you're looking for,
      so you need to follow this link"

Is simply because that's all you have ON the page besides your frames information.

The description is usually taken from relevant content on your site,
and rarely from the description metatags. The fact that you are
ragging your 'real' site, that is,

into a frame on the site is considered to be
"spam" by Google, so you're really lucky it's listed at all. I
wouldn't expect it to remain so, as Google has been dropping such
sites from their index by the thousands.

Google specifically warns against the use of frames in its "Reasons
your site may not be included",

     "Google supports frames to the extent that it can. Frames
      tend to cause problems with search engines, bookmarks,
      emailing links and so on, because frames don't fit the
      conceptual model of the web (every page corresponds to
      a single URL). If a user's query matches the site as a
      whole, Google returns the frame set. If a user's query
      matches an individual page on the site, Google returns
      that page. That individual page is not displayed in a
      frame -- because there may be no frame set corresponding
      to that page."
   - ://

and the use of such redirects and text in its "Quality Guidelines -
Specific recommendations":

     "* Don't employ cloaking or sneaky redirects.
      * Don't create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains
        with substantially duplicate content.
      * Avoid "doorway" pages created just for search engines,
        or other "cookie cutter" approaches such as affiliate
        programs with little or no original content."
   - ://

Google warns that you may be permanently removed from its index for
using these techniques in other reasons your page may not be listed,

     "We will not comment on the individual reasons a page was
      removed and we do not offer an exhaustive list of
      practices that can cause removal. However, certain actions
      such as cloaking, writing text that can be seen by search
      engines but not by users, or setting up pages/links with the
      sole purpose of fooling search engines may result in permanent
      removal from our index..."
   - ://

The simple solution is to either develop the domain site,, with its own separate content or to list the
site that actually contains the content (your pages) with
Google's search engine. The fact that you haven't been penalized for
the practice yet is no indication it won't happen in the future. Why
take the chance?

You might want to become familiar with the guidelines and requirements
Google offers site owners in order to be included in its index.
Remember, Google's responsibility is to the searcher, not the website
owner. If the site owner wants his site included, it is incmbant on
him to understand what will work, and then to produce his site

Webmasters who follow the guidelines and avoid Google's "Thou shalt
nots" usually have no problem getting listed and showing up under the
search terms they desire.

   * Google Today (absolutely the best information you
     can read about the "how and why" of Google's results
     - ://

   * How Do I Get My Site Listed on Google?
     - ://

   * My Web Pages Are Not Currently Listed (a good 'primer'
     on how and why Google works so well)
     - ://

   * PageRank Information (covers both Google's PageRank and
     - ://

   * Webmaster Guidelines (contains both the dos and don'ts)
     - ://

   * Google Facts & Fiction (can  you buy your way to a
     high ranking in Google?)
     - ://

   * Search Engine Optimizers (some good advice on what to look
     for if you're going to hire a Search Engine Optimizer)
     - ://

   * Frequently Asked Questions (pretty much what it says, but
     definitely worth wading through)
     - ://

   * Remove Content from Google's Index (just in case you feel
     a burning need to start all over again)
     - ://

Search terminology ~

Bookmarked resources and Google information plus knowledge from other
resources were used to provide the answer for this question.


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