Saturday, July 30, 2011

De indexed by Google - unlikely reasons for the ultimate penalty.

If your site has been removed from Google's index; then, alongside another post on this site, Likely reasons for de-indexed; consider too some unlikely reasons for your site delisting.

  • Selling links or engaging in link schemes.
  • Linking to bad neighbourhoods.
  • Hosting multiple sites on the same server.
  • Duplicate content caused by standard site structure.
  • Copyright issues without a DMCA notice in search results.
  • Lack on nofollow tag on popular affiliate links
  • Canonical issues
  • Issues concerning H, H2 and H3 tags
  • HTML Markup or non 'validation'
  • Lack of alt text
  • Lack of a favicon
  • Capitalization issues in meta tags
  • Text colour issues whilst text is generally viewable
  • Lack of a privacy policy, terms and conditions and contact information.
  • Benign duplicated data in /head area.
  • Any issues regarding sitemaps
  • Accessibility and navigation issues
These unlikely reasons have been drawn from submissions found in webmaster forums everywhere..