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  Google blacklist ?

A friend of mine has started a project to create a Linux configuration tool for the Alicebox, the all-in-one modem of the French ISP Alice (Telecom Italia France). He created a webpage with all the information he had gathered about the alicebox and posted it to some forums talking about Alice and Linux.

All the forums are well indexed by Google, including the pages containing the link, but strangely his page still does not appear in Google after more than one month. The URL got submitted to Google, there is no robots.txt, ...

Anyone would know why does Google avoid it ?

Update: I still don't have any explanation but now (Jan 19) it appears as first result for the request "alicebox linux". Did my post help ?

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  Sitsofe (2006-01-15 23:07)

Search for "Google sandbox"

  pterjan (2006-01-15 23:14)

That's not related as it's not a ranking issue : the site is not listed by google at all...<br>Searching for the phrase "configurer sa alicebox" will give 0 results while it is in the first h1 and the page description.

  Adriano (2006-01-16 08:54)

Did he submit the site to google? Maybe the spider simply hasn't indexed it yet...<br><br>(Link added purely for comfort).

  pterjan (2006-01-16 09:40)

Yes thanks, the site had been submited.<br>The strange point is that when searching on his name and alicebox, google returns results and has cache for some pages containing the link, and did so for more than one month...

  Yann (2006-07-19 17:08)

Hello,<br>How can I contact your friend? There's no email on his page. I would like to ask a favour: could he package his tool for the Kaella, a live-cd distro based on Knoppix, but in French.<br>I have already scripts for the USB ADSL modems Sagem and Speedtouch, it would be nice to have something for this alicebox if needed.<br>Thx<br>Yann, Kaella :