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Subject: website submission
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: mr_trumpy-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 03 Mar 2004 08:42 PST
Expires: 02 Apr 2004 08:42 PST
Question ID: 312959
why won't google list my site when i submit it?
Subject: Re: website submission
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 03 Mar 2004 13:35 PST
Hi there,

Your site does not comply with one of Google's guidelines:

"Avoid "doorway" pages created just for search engines, or other
"cookie cutter" approaches such as affiliate programs with little or
no original content."

Your site has content which is duplicated everywhere, and therefore
does not benefit the web searcher in any way. See these other sites
with similar content:

"The Private Gold-Mine Organization does not"

Best wishes,

Request for Answer Clarification by mr_trumpy-ga on 04 Mar 2004 01:04 PST
So are you saying that because there are many similar sites with the
same content as mine google won't list it?

Google did list this site as for about
a week to ten days and then it disappeared.

Whats a doorway page?

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 04 Mar 2004 02:00 PST
Doorway pages are pages designed to capture search engine traffic,
then send them on to the main site.

Affiliate pages like yours are "cookie cutters". You have been
supplied with the copy, and all you need to do is paste it onto your
webpage, and include your code in the links.

Nobody outside of Google Search Engineers can be 100% certain of why
your site is not listed, but any case of breaking guidelines is always
going to be an extremely strong candidate.

Note: There are always examples of others who have got away with it...

Advice: If it seems like easy money can be made, it probably won't be.

Request for Answer Clarification by mr_trumpy-ga on 04 Mar 2004 04:16 PST
ok I am starting to understand.  Http:// is not
an affiliate site.  Its a site I made.  I thought it would look better
with a proper WWW address (  So are you
saying by having a domain name on one server that redirects to another
server is considered as "cookie cutting".  As you can probably see I
am no expert at this but willing to learn!  As a general comment
should a www address use the same hosting as the site?

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 04 Mar 2004 12:22 PST
Not at all. "Cookie cutter" is where you have been provided with the
material, as opposed to writing it yourself.


1) Have all of site at
2) Write your own content. It needs to be substantially different to
the other pages out there selling the same thing. A good rule of thumb
is asking yourself "would a human think this was the same thing" - for
that is what Google would like their software to be able to do.
3) Re-submit to Google
4) Wait a month or two to appear in search results

And use an email address from - it'll look more trustworthy
Subject: Re: website submission
From: respree-ga on 03 Mar 2004 16:35 PST
Perhaps their program has read your text "It is not often that we
allow others to join our group" and decided to respect your desire for
Subject: Re: website submission
From: mr_trumpy-ga on 04 Mar 2004 01:13 PST
I take it this is not the case as other sites are listed with the same phrase?
Subject: Re: website submission
From: respree-ga on 04 Mar 2004 10:48 PST
Do not take this the wrong way, but G doesn't not want the Internet
littered with duplicate content.

I believe this is the nature of the problem you're experiencing.

As stated in one of the comments, there will always be exceptions
(which is the reason you're seeing these results).  It is my opinion
that eventually, all these pages will fall off the G index as well.

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