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Re: blogger.com weblogs disappear from Google?

  • Subject: Re: blogger.com weblogs disappear from Google?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 16:52:41 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <42d3d106$0$18637$14726298@news.sunsite.dk>
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Mikkel Møldrup-Lakjer wrote:

> My new weblog has disappeared completely from Google's index overnight. It
> has not moved down, but disappeared.
> I use Google's own blogger.com tool but host the files myself at
> http://lakjer.dk/mikkel/blog/
> My weblog was almost immediately indexed by Google and the blogger tool
> makes an individual file for each post as weel as an index file with
> recent posts together and an archive file.
> I looked for other blogger.com blogs in Google and they have disappeared
> completely too. So maybe it is not something I did wrong?
> It cannot be that Google's duplicate prohibition means that they penalise
> their own blog format because of the file structure, can it? On
> blogger.com they explain that individual files as well as the index file
> is the best way to make the blog search engine friendly.
> My blog is still visible in Yahoo and MSN.
> What should I do? Any chance this is only a temporary problem?
> Why should Google penalise their own blog users?
> Mikkel

First of all, how old is your blog? How well-ranked is it? You said it was
new and grace is given to new Web sites.

Secondly, if it only disappeared last night, you may be too quick to
speculate and be tempted to paranoia. I can assure you that Google will not
cull out and omit blogs, some of which have better content than
hierarchical sites.

What files do you host on your personal site? Graphics? A mirror? Importing
text content from you site? Using Blogger for SEO?

How many other blogs have you checked to reach the conclusion found in the
subject line?

Overall, it sounds to me like a temporary problem. Give it a few days, go
out, have a nice time and if time does not do the trick, then start looking
ahead at a solution.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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