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10/30/13 1:39pm - Original Message: 'C3VR Missing From Google'
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I vaguely remember someone saying recently that they had trouble finding C3VR via a google search.  I couldn't figure out why that would be.  Until now.

I too noticed how google search results for "c3 vette", "C3 vette registry", "c3 registry" and even "c3vr" were almost completely void of results for C3VR.com.

I just researched it a little further and found that someone the googlebots had been automatically banned from the site.  Not sure why.  This would explain why Yahoo, Bing and others didn't seem to be affected.  From what I can tell, it's been this way for over a year!  This may explain the lower than usual traffic!  

I unbanned them and resubmitted the site to google for indexing.  

I'll be keeping an eye on new auto-bans and make sure this doesn't happen again.

I would suspect that in 48 hours or so, C3VR pages will start to reappear in google search.  


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10/30/13 7:02pm - Reply: 'Re: C3VR Missing From Google'
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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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This is why it pays to have an IT guru on our payroll.
Nice job boss.


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10/30/13 9:31pm - Reply: 'Re: C3VR Missing From Google'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Shocked We have "autoban"?!?  
LOL

I know I haven't been able to find C3VR using google....not that I try very often, but I do if I'm having trouble logging in. That usually turns out to be something else going on, tho.
Glad you figured it out......whew! Clap


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10/31/13 3:42am - Reply: 'Re: C3VR Missing From Google'
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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Ditto. Kinda tough when trying to use a computer away from home or directing someone else there. Thanks for the fix Adam

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10/31/13 7:46am - Reply: 'Re: C3VR Missing From Google'
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Adams' Apple said: Shocked We have "autoban"?!?  



Yes.  If the site detects what it thinks is a threat to the site's security (SQL Injection), it will automatically ban the IP from where the request came.  I have no idea why google would appear to be a threat.  It shouldn't.  I get emails when an IP is banned. I'll be paying closer attention to them from now on and make sure google isn't banned again.

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