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Q: google search ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: google search
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: craftsman-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 02 Jul 2004 06:04 PDT
Expires: 01 Aug 2004 06:04 PDT
Question ID: 368873
Dear Sirs, 
      Our web site www.realmilkpaint was reciently dropped off the
google index ? We had been mislead by a company called traffic power .
They coded our web site and it disappeared off the Googgle search . We
have discontinued our service with this company and will never employ
them again. When www.realmilkpaint is typed into the seach the result
is ... noinformation avaible about this URL . Yet when "Real Milk
Paint" is typed into the seach all the liks to our site show up but
not our web site ?
Subject: Re: google search
Answered By: serenata-ga on 02 Jul 2004 22:30 PDT
Hello Craftsman ~

It appears that you got caught in the recent spate of sites
"optimized" by Traffic Power which were all banned from Google - and
many of them were also banned from Yahoo, too.

You are more fortunate than some sites, which also lost their links listings, too.

Some of customers of Traffic Power reported they paid thousands of
dollars; and for a while their "optimization" tactics worked - until
the search engines started deleting them and their customers' sites
from their index.

Jill Whalen's High Rankings Advisor, Issue 103, dated June 30, 2004,
describes exactly what tactics they employed in the article, "Getting
Banned Due to Spam",

     "Tons of unsuspecting site owners who had put their
      faith and trust in one particular SEO company had
      woken up one morning to find that their sites had
      completely vanished from Google, and in some cases,

Webmaster World also has an extensive discussion thread on what has
happened, "Google Pulls Plug on "onmouseover" Pages", here:

Of significance in the Webmaster World thread is a post from
GoogleGuy, who is an employee of Google, who gave these specific
instructions before you ask for re-inclusion to Google's index:

     "First, you need to make sure that you've removed
      any redirecting/spammy pages that were on your site.
      Make sure that every junky page like that is
      completely gone before you write, then you can send
      an email to webmaster [at] with the
      subject line "reinclusion request" as give us as
      much detail as possible about the situation...

     "...Again, make sure you completely remove any
      doorway pages or links to spam that an SEO convinced
      you to put on your site before you write to Google
      about reinclusion. It reflects badly on your site
      if you write about reinclusion and then we check and
      the spam pages are still live on your site."

You're lucky, in that there are pages with links to your site still showing,
   - ://

I assume it is your desire to be reinstated in Google's index.
Therefore, I suggest you take GoogleGuy's advice to heart and totally
remove anything and everything Traffic Power contributed to your pages
and site.

Since Google is taking a hard look at the types of links TO your site,
I would suggest you make sure they are sites which are relevant to
your own site's content, and not merely links which are on a page for
no other purpose but to be links. You don't want to appear to be
participating in a linking scheme, which Google specifically mentions
as a reason for being penalized or banned in its Quality Guidelines -
Basic Principles",
   - ://

Once you have cleaned up your site, you should send an email to, with "reinclusion request" in the subject line.

Explain ** exactly ** what happened, what you have done to clean up
the site and ask them to reinclude you in their index.

Then be prepared to wait, it could take a while, up to 12 weeks
perhaps, to be reincluded. And there is no guarantee that it will -
although there is no reason why it shouldn't, either.

Search terms used ~
   * Traffic Power

In addition, I am well aware of the recent developments with regard to
Traffic Power and used resources available in my answer.

You have a good site with lots of information. It is unfortunate that
you had chosen to work with a firm that less than squeaky clean. Do
keep track of the links I've given, because there is a possibility of
a class action suite. If you're so inclined, you may qualify as a
member of the class.

I hope this helps, and and wish you the best of luck.


Google Answers Researcher
Subject: Re: google search
From: dgregor-ga on 02 Jul 2004 12:31 PDT

I know you are frustrated - but firstly you should be aware that the
URL consists mostly of a [subdomain].[domain].[extension]

For example:

What I see from here is that you should add your web site again at Google at 

and fill in just the following line under URL:

You will get the message "Your URL ( has
been successfully added to our list of URLs to crawl. Please note that
we do not add all submitted URLs to our index, and we cannot make any
predictions or guarantees about when or if they will appear."

The problem will be solved probably very soon :)

I hope this helps.

Cheers :)

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