Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

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My site, , was banned by Google. Being
my own (amateur) webmaster, I believe that I had too many keywords and not
enough text explaining the programs that I was offering.

I've altered my site so that Google can't consider anything on it to
constitute spamming.

Does anyone have Google's e-mail addy to which I should direct my request to
be unbanned?

Further, how long does it usually take for a site to be unbanned?

Lastly, my site lacks meta-tags. When I used for a different
business, the Google-bot visited almost daily at about 2 am Eastern (North
America). Some of the meta-tags that automatically provided
were, for instance,
<META NAME="distribution" CONTENT="global">
<META NAME="copyright" CONTENT="Copyright 2006  .  All Rights Reserved.">
<META NAME="revisit-after" CONTENT="31 days">

I would be most appreciative if those knowledgeable in SEO would visit my
site and then post exactly what my meta-tags should be so that the bot will
visit it on a frequent basis, assuming that I'm unbanned.

Thanks in advance!


Re: Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 13:15:20 -0500, "SEO Newbie"

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Personally, it still looks spammy to me. Such a long h1 - and in
capitals too. :o
And you have overdone the meta keywords - not that they are used any
more by S/Es

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Sorry, never been banned. Must be something here though, if you look
for it

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No idea.

None of the above are needed.

You ought to use <meta name="description" content=" "

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Re: Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 13:15:20 -0500, "SEO Newbie"

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Sez who?


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Re: Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

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Well it doesn't look like it's banned, perhaps heavily penalized but appears
that the web site is still in the game.

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The next time your site gets spidered.

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None of these are of any use in SEO

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Wow, that's some serious Keywords tag man. It surpasses 1024 characters even
though I cannot see any exact keyphrase duplications. Mind you I have seen
this used as a technique successfully, but it is rather dangerous.

Note: I know other SEO specialists are going to call me on this so here's a
good example in Google. search for "fly-in fishing" ( with no quotes ) and
check out the code for #11 .

In general though, the keywords tag usually has little or no bearing to how
Google will respond, but other search engine like a little bit of direction
as to what specifically to rank. As far as Meta tags are concerned, you
don't really need any for Google. But I would recommend a description tag
anyway. You don't have one of those.

Incidentally, the characters in your Title tag is completely capitalized,
that's a basic no-no in SEO, As far as Head elements are concerned, I'd
suggest you focus on developing a short search engine and visitor friendly

Just a little side note here, your code has both HTML and XML styled
mark-up. Pick one or the other. It's a validation night mare that the spider
will detect. Avoid confusion. make thing as logically presented as possible
both to the visitor and the search engine crawler.


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Re: Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

__/ [SEO Newbie] on Wednesday 08 February 2006 18:15 \__

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I am sorry to hear about your mishap. You were probably pushing things to the
edge in the process of optimising -- but worse -- you neglected the need to
serve human users while doing so. It is not just a matter of angering search
engines, which in turn have an agenda: refer surfer to sites that they find
most useful. That should always serve as a red flag to you, but worry not
because you can be re-included. /

"Now where should you send a reinclusion request? This has changed in the
last few months from an email address to a web form. The best location to go
is . You can select ?I?m a
webmaster inquiring about my website? and then select ?Why my site
disappeared from the search results or dropped in ranking.? Click Continue,
and on the page that shows up, make sure to type ?Reinclusion Request? in
the Subject: line of the resulting form. Upper- or lower-case doesn?t
matter, but make sure you use the words ?reinclusion request? in the subject
line so it gets routed to the right place.

Whichever change you make to your site that might entail benefit from an
SEO-perspective, ask yourself: will it further /assist/ the surfer? Will it
/detract/ from the site? If the answer is that SEO is sole motive, begin to

With kind regards,


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Re: Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

SEO Newbie wrote:

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I don't see any evidence of banning -- the site is in Google's cache.
The site is poorly optimized, but it's not banned. I'm not even sure
the huge block of <h1> text would be considered keyword spamming by


Re: Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

"Fritz M" wrote ...
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Maybe it wouldn't be picked up by the spam filters, but idf a rival dobbed
you in, it would almost certainly count against you.

If a site is banned (and I've not checked yours), it is SEO suicide to ask
for readmission unless you have completely cleaned up the mess.

Which means reading and abiding by Google's guidelines.


Because readmission takes human time, and that's expensive - if Google
thinks you are taking the P***, you'll not get a second chance.
Andrew Heenan
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re:Being Unbanned By Google And Needing Meta-tags

It's not an e-mail address anymore, it's a web form now.

The URL to file a Google reinclusion request is

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