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Hi All- My girlfriend and I are working on day spa website. We set up a
placeholder page last year and are now just getting the site up. You
can see it at Check the cached version of the
site and you'll see the placeholder page.

What I can't understand is why our site hasn't been respidered now that
the structure of the site is up. The site 100% dynamic. We even went as
far as to contact spas across the US who agreed to be listed. We spent
SO much time on that, including phone bill costs, it's amazing. Now we
can't get Google to come back and spider us. We've submitted several
times over the last 3 months.

Any ideas? Anyone? Yahoo and MSN both have picked it up, just not
Google. Strange. Aren't they usually the 1st spider to pick up sites?

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You gotta help the GBot a little more than you do ;)

No doctype.
No description.
No Robot declaration.
No Keywords.
Not much of anything but a Title.

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css">
<body bgcolor="#F0DBBC" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" topmargin="0"

More juice is needed.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<meta name=description content="We provide listings of Day Spas all over the
United States. Locate a Spa near you.">
<meta name=keywords content="Spas, Day Spas, Listings, Locations,Find a
<meta name=author content="Ultra Day Spas">
<meta name=language content="en">
<meta name=robots content="index,follow">
<meta name=revisit content="7 days">

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You forgot the obligatory Mars bar (Milky Way in the USA) sacrificed
at full moon by being dipped in boiling oil by a man dressed as a


Veritas Vincti

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I always forget that one ;)

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Not really sure what all MSN and Yahoo are indexing, but there really isn't
too much for any search engine to index...  all your real information
(general info about services) is on the home page and then the rest of the
pages all pretty much just list addresses.

So even if Google was coming around daily, there isn't too much it can index
beyond your first page (clicking on any state lists the 'featured' spas and
then a few different cities which each page just lists a few spa names and

Re: Googlebot Nowhere to be Found

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Looks like it has found your home page, but it has a google rank of 0.  Google
evidently doesn't think it's very important - I would guess you have too low of
a text-to-link ratio, but I don't know.  The lack of metatags definitely isn't
helping you, either.

Also, as Auggie indicated, there isn't much on the rest of the site for Google
to index.  You need to add keywords, text, etc. to these pages also, for Google
to think they're worth indexing.  But that could also be due to your low ranking
on your home page.

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Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

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