Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on September 5th, 2008

How to get un-banned on Google

Yesterday we talked about how to know if you've been banned by Google. Today we're going to talk about one of the possible reasons you may have been banned. Sometimes your robot.txt file is inserted improperly. This file tells the search engines what to do when they spider your site. If your tags are wrong then you may be the reason Google isn't indexing your site. Look carefully at how this file is tagged and make sure it isn't keeping Google from spidering your important pages.