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Re: Why all co.cc have been deindexed?


JohnMu Jun 30, 2011 11:28 AM
Posted in group: Webmaster Central Help Forum

Categories: Crawling, indexing & ranking :

Hi everyone

I'd recommend taking a look at Matt Cutts' comment at https://plus.google.com/u/0/109412257237874861202/posts/eanXpZKMDSf

As he mentions there, "if we see a very large fraction of sites on a specific freehost be spammy or low-quality, we do reserve the right to take action on the freehost as a whole." Taking action like this is not really something new, and it is something that we may do elsewhere at Google as well (eg as mentioned on http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2011/06/protecting-users-from-malware-hosted-on.html with regards to malware). 

If you feel that your particular site is in line with our Webmaster Guidelines, I would recommend submitting a reconsideration request. Additionally, if you use a subdomain on a widely used domain name, and feel that your subdomain provider is not up to par with regards to preventing and handling abuse quickly - be it webspam, phishing, or malware - you may wish to look into ways of remedying that.

Hope it helps,
John