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May 15, 2006, 3:28 pm
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regarding a problem indexing a site that I have been given the
responsibility for SEO-ing
The site in question is http://www.hotelhippo.com . The site is
currently in it's second incarnation; the first was essentially an
affilliate site offering a search engine for a seperate hotel provider,
and very little original content. I believe this to be the reason that
the site was dropped by google around november last year. However, the
site was recently re-opened, and provides hotel bookings directly
through it's own engine. I was given the responsibility for SEO of the
site at around this time. I filed a re-inclusion request 3 weeks ago,
which was successful, but the only pages that were presented on a
site:http://www.hotelhippo.com search were old pages that had been
previously indexed before the first de-inclusion. I expected this would
change, but it didn't, and it now seems the site has been de-indexed
HOWEVER, if you were to search for the keyword 'hotelhippo', the first
result is 18.104.22.168/index.aspx - the IP address of the site's
homepage. This page continues to be indexed (i'm seeing more pages
every week, though it is taking a while longer than i'd expect).
So... it would appear that google is actually referring to the IP
address rather than the URL when doing it's indexing. Which leads to a
number of questions: Why could this be? How can I fix it? And is this
what caused the URL to be de-indexed?
I should also mention the the site owners have now placed a re-direct
from the IP address to the site as a tempory (i hope!) measure. The
homepage has also been given a PR of 5, so it would seem that it hasn't
been entirely deserted by google. Not sure if this will help any of you
in your diagnosis, but I thought it'd be worth mentioning.
Any help that any of you could offer would be magic.
Thanks a lot!
Re: De-indexed, re-indexed then de-indexed again. Please help!
Around the time the third phase of Jagger was implemented?
What sort of redirect?
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