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Website dropped from MSN.com and live.com RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

     

    Our website www.jlryan.com has been listed in MSN for as long as I can remeber, but was recently dropped (in May I believe).  The oldest Alexa listing is on Oct 12, 1999.  It has many pages listed in other search engines such as Yahoo and Google and ranks well for many various terms.

     

    I have setup a LiveSearch Webmaster Tools account and I checked the stats.  It currently shows "No data is available."  There is no notice of the site being blocked, nothing.

     

    Could someone please advise as to what the problem is, what I can do to resolve it and get the site back in the index.

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Jeremy Ryan

    www.jlryan.com

    Monday, June 2, 2008 3:05 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Your site is showing as blocked.  Be sure to review our Guidelines for successful indexing to ensure that you are not doing anything that would get your site blocked in the future.

     

    In the webmaster tools there is a link to submit your site for reinclusion if it is blocked or if you suspect that your website was incorrectly identified as spam, please do the following:

    1. Open the Live Search Site Owner support form.
    2. In the boxes provided, type your name and e-mail address.
    3. In the What type of problem do you have? list, select Other.
    4. In the box provided, describe the issue, including the following information:
      • The search words that you use
      • The URL
      • Request re-inclusion

     

    Thursday, June 5, 2008 3:34 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Your site is showing as blocked.  Be sure to review our Guidelines for successful indexing to ensure that you are not doing anything that would get your site blocked in the future.

     

    In the webmaster tools there is a link to submit your site for reinclusion if it is blocked or if you suspect that your website was incorrectly identified as spam, please do the following:

    1. Open the Live Search Site Owner support form.
    2. In the boxes provided, type your name and e-mail address.
    3. In the What type of problem do you have? list, select Other.
    4. In the box provided, describe the issue, including the following information:
      • The search words that you use
      • The URL
      • Request re-inclusion

     

    Thursday, June 5, 2008 3:34 PM
  • Something similar happened to our site. The index page had been indexed but now nothing. How can you tell if it's been blocked?

    Should I also do as you've recommened above? There are hundreds of pages listed on Yahoo and Google. The only thing I did was to change the robots.txt. It's a forum and I didn't want duplicate pages for every single post in a thread. Nor did I want the print pages showing up or members' profiles. MSN does not like our robots.txt but would that keep us from being listed?
    I tried making a separate one just for Useragent: MSNbot without wildcards but it didn't like that either.

    If that's not it, MSN might think that I'm part of a link farm. I have a friend with a blog, a RELATED blog who has a link on about every page. Yahoo is showing about 100 inlinks mostly from his pages at My Health Blog.

    If those aren't it, I don't know what else it could be.

    Thanks,
    Craig
    Raw Paleo Forum
    Friday, June 6, 2008 11:08 AM