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revalidation buggy?!

Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by cherryis, Nov 29, 2004.

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    Hello,
    This is Markus, of http://www.all-area-rugs.com (sorry, live links are not possible for me on this forum "until I have 10 total posts") .

    Today I received an email (entitled "no link present") saying that a particular page would not show coop ads and thus my site was taken out of rotation. :(

    The page listed does no longer exist! To make this more ironic, the page delivers a 404 which HAS the coop ad in there. I am not impressed. How is this possible? How come the software expects an ad on an old page that does not exist? :confused:
    SEMrush
    Is it possible to get my site back into rotation? All 4000+ pages show the ads. I have yet to see a benefit from joining the coop adnetwork but I remain hopeful. :)

    Thanks,
    Markus
     
    cherryis, Nov 29, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    It based on the pages that Google knows about, so if Google still shows the page within it's index, it could be randomly picked for a validation.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 29, 2004 IP
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    My 404 pages DO show the coop ad.

    As a software designer myself, I would humbly suggest to not pick just any page that google knows about, but rather one that does not return a 404. Seems obvious to me.
     
    cherryis, Nov 30, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    If you have a Google query that will do that, feel free to share. :)
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 30, 2004 IP
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    Shawn, a google query alone cannot tell whether a page exists or not. One would have to actually issue a GET command on the page and examine its server response code.

    Maybe this could be a better solution than to just disable someones account without having checked whether the page in question actually still exists. Today I have received another email that my account has been taken out of rotation until "it has been corrected". :confused:

    http://www.all-area-rugs.com/rug/202895

    As mentioned before, the page it complains about doesn't exist and is redirected to one that returns a 404 (and DOES have the coop link on it).
     
    cherryis, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    When my sites fail validation it is usually because a page google knows about has actually been removed.

    I have now taken to redirecting all pages I drop to my home page.
     
    Patient, Dec 4, 2004 IP