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July 23rd, 2009, 09:23 PM #1World's dumbest webmaster -- maybe ME???
I spent two days sounding the alarm bells because I thought Google had de-indexed one of my oldest, largest blogs. Using the "site:www.mydomain.com" search command at google.com, I discovered no urls indexed for one of the blogs in my sig file here. (Hint: It has to do with reading newspapers. ).
For some reason, I went from 300 or so indexed urls to NONE virtually overnight.
I started fiddling around and checking everything I could think of. Then, on a whim, I tried the site command in google using IE 8 (Firefox is my browser of choice) -- PRESTO! All the urls were there after all. I installed the Google Chrome browser -- urls still there. I went to my wife's older version of Firefox on her laptop -- urls STILL there.
Went back to my Firefox -- NO urls for the site, not one.
After scratching a balder spot on the old head, I clicked on "preferences" for fun at google.com in my FF browser. About half way down the page, I noticed that "Safe Search" was selected and set to the highest, strictest option.
I set it at medium, the urls showed; I turned it off, the urls showed; I turned it back on to the highest setting -- the urls for this domain went away.
Now I realized what was going on, based on some razzing a couple of people here gave me (I think it was here) when I bought the domain and set up the blog a couple of years ago. Here's "the rest of the story":
The domain name is almost identical to the name of the blog, which is a good thing, right? Right. BUT -- if you look at the middle of the domain name (which I didn't catch before I bought it and set up the blog), you'll see this sequence of letters:
Get it? That's why Big G wouldn't show any urls from my domain.
I have no idea when or why I set that "Safe Search" option to "on" and to the highest level. No idea.
Just now that I've figured it out, my blood pressure seems to have dropped a few points, and I'm starting to breathe again.Generate more fake news.
July 23rd, 2009, 09:25 PM #2
July 23rd, 2009, 09:32 PM #3
"Just now that I've figured it out, my blood pressure seems to have dropped a few points, and I'm starting to breathe again. "
awwwwh, sorry you had such a scare but glad ya figured it out and you definitely are not the dumbest webmaster. nope, nope, nope
July 23rd, 2009, 09:40 PM #4
heheh I use to use a site call "experts exchange".com to look up IT and computer related problem. One day while typing the domain name in the address bar I saw it a different way... Move the 's' one space to the right.... I think the domain owner saw it the same way because one day they started redirecting to a domain with a hyphen in it.Thanks,
July 23rd, 2009, 09:59 PM #5
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That's what you get for thinking about and talking about whores on your website you dirty old man.
July 23rd, 2009, 10:06 PM #6
Actually it gets a bit worse if you look at the next three letters as another word.
.....whore...ads..... - sounds like a p*mp*ng operation. For shame. Just what kind of papers have y'all been reading.
But, please don't think you have the market cornered on "dumb moves" in this business. I know that I have a few horror stories I could share and I'm sure that just about everyone else could jump right in with stories of their own.
July 23rd, 2009, 10:10 PM #7Originally Posted by Bill
See? See what I meant about "dumbest"???
I had never noticed the "ads" part.Generate more fake news.
July 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM #8
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Thanks for the giggleDeborah Carney
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July 23rd, 2009, 10:52 PM #9Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
Can I say more?
July 24th, 2009, 12:03 AM #10Originally Posted by writerguy
Think about this for a moment...
Who cares what you're searching for ...
Originally Posted by BurgerBoy
But... Remember, it doesn't matter how dirty, or old, or sick you're, or how many w....s you like...
Just make sure that your sites are 100% family friendly, and maybe G. will index your pages again...
When it comes to w....s, G. don't like to see dirty old pimps like you, as competition!...
July 24th, 2009, 01:15 AM #11
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July 24th, 2009, 05:39 AM #13
This should be in the Daily Chuckle!! Any bets on when this post will rank for whores or whore ads?Renée
Pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. -Wizardress of Oz
July 24th, 2009, 07:48 AM #14Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
July 24th, 2009, 07:58 AM #15Originally Posted by elbowcreekGenerate more fake news.
July 24th, 2009, 08:00 AM #16Originally Posted by elbowcreek
A pretty cool book reading site...
I'm addicted to books.
Love to read.
July 24th, 2009, 08:26 AM #17
See Gary, it's that you don't think like Google thinks.
July 24th, 2009, 08:41 AM #18
yeah...hyphens are in order here - maybe whores-who-read.com
tagline - you can't judge a whore by it's cover
July 24th, 2009, 09:26 AM #19
Google may think the site is about:
A guy who has a paper selling whore ads.
Wonder how many people don't see your site. We have the kids' computer also on high security especially for images.
Have you considered a new domain name (serious)? However, if this is just a fun site and not for monetizing it should be fine.
July 24th, 2009, 12:22 PM #20Originally Posted by ladidah
I dunno, though. I've never had much luck monetizing it and I currently sell a few ads -- nothing related to s*x or p*rn stuff but, hmmmm ...?Generate more fake news.
July 24th, 2009, 01:26 PM #21
I have a travel site and have problems getting google to put AdSense ads on pages that talk about resorts that are for adults only.....no children allowed....must be 18 to stay here....etc....[URL=http://www.investeverymonth.com]InvestEveryMonth.com[/URL] - Build Wealth
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