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Q: Google Blacklist ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Google Blacklist
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: acbouquet-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 26 Feb 2004 02:25 PST
Expires: 27 Mar 2004 02:25 PST
Question ID: 310942
My company located at was once listed #1 on
Google last year.  Then, out of nowhere, I was deleted from the list. 
When I put in my company name, there are 6500 references to my
company, but NONE of them are listings from my actual website - they
are all references to my company.  My question is this:  Did I get
blacklisted by Google?  If so, what do I need to do in order to get
off the list? Where do I go? Who do I talk to?etc.  I've tried to
re-submit my website on several occasions, but there has been no
change.  How can I get my website listed on Google?

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 26 Feb 2004 10:36 PST
Did you use the following: 
- Search engine optimiser services
- Web position Gold and similar programmes ?
Subject: Re: Google Blacklist
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 26 Feb 2004 11:12 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

There is a straightforward reason for being blacklisted - duplicate
domains. Your other site,, contains
duplicate content.

Google says:

"Don't create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with
substantially duplicate content."

In these circumstances, Google makes a decision as to which copy of
your site to keep in its index, and which one to drop. They have
chosen to keep Candy Bouqet. This is unusual, because usually the site
with the lowest PageRank or least incoming links is the one that they
drop. But then again, Google is just a machine, and it may have used
other criteria we are not aware of.

For example, WHOIS records indicate that Candy Bouqet has existed longer:

Candy Bouqet first registered: 15-Nov-1995
AC Bouqet first registered: 03-Apr-00

The Solution
Merge the two sites into one - AC Bouqet.
Ask everyone that links to Candy Bouqet to point their links to AC Bouqet.
Remove Candy Bouqet from the web.
Write to Google at, explain that you didn't realise
you were doing anything wrong, apologise, explain that you have taken
the above actions.
Wait for a reply.
Submit both URLS to Google.

With the next Google update or the one following, everything should be
as it was, but with only your best domain operating.

If any of the above is unclear, or you have further questions on this
topic, just ask for a clarification and I'll get back to you.

Best wishes,

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 26 Feb 2004 11:15 PST
By the way, as indicated by politicalguru-ga, there are other things
you can do that get you blacklisted - the use of automated
rank-checking software being one of them. Although I have found what
is by far the most likely reason, it is always possible that something
else caused it. Google's reply email would probably tell you if the
problem was something else.
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