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    styles.css excluded in robots.txt


    i am achieving a bad performance for my new site.

    it has been crawled by deepcrawl bot and i am in with the new update.

    i have PR 5 and i can say half of the links pointing to me contain my keyword phrases.

    my optimization is good.

    i am just making guesses for the reason of my bad performance:
    1. i can be because of styles.css which I excluded by robots.txt. I know Darrin wrote this once, and he said he didnt have any problems.

    2. although my all site is crawled and my PR is calculcated, maybe google is not using the latest PR for new sites. i am just wishing this absurd thing, because i have tried my best hoping to be in top10.

    3. i may be in a strange ban situation because of a exploit in the algorithm or something, my PR and optimiation cannot make sense with my current position ~40.
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    you are still defining type="text/css". so SEs will still know that it's not a javascript include but a css file.

    the web site is:
    www.bestXX-cyprusXX-hotelsXX.com

    remove XX while typing url. i would not like to have links from a seo forum. there is no evidence that i'll hurt, but just wanna play it safe.

    i removed the exclusion of css from robots.txt, but you can still access it as styles.css in root.

    so, what do you think is the reason?
    unfortunately, i see no valid reason.

    my main keyword is 'cyprus hotels'.
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    You are currently 6 for the phrase 'cyprus hotels' on google

    Stop pannicking!!!

    But you might look at No 1 - it has cyprus hotels in the text on google a number of times - we have the same with one of our pages for large yachts - the term large yacht is repeated countless times and yet it hasn't been hammered by google - quite the opposite!
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    i am number 32 all on all 8 server.

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    Here it is Number 6

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    Plus Local Customer Support
    www.hotelscyprus.com
    Interest:
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    Interest:
    Cyprus Hotels Discounts
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    http://www.accommodationcyprus.com
    Interest:
    All Cyprus Hotels
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    Find your hotel and we help book it
    www.cyprusnet.net
    Interest:
    Hotels Discounts Cyprus
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    http://www.cyprusaccommodation.com
    Interest:
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    www.BestHotel.com
    Interest: See your message here...

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    cyprus, north cyprus,north cyprus hotels, hotels in cyprus. ...
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    and free airport transfers. All Hotels in North Cyprus. ...
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    Online Cyprus Hotels Directory
    Links to Cyprus holiday accommodations and online reservation for hotels in Cyprus.
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    CyprusHotels - Coming Soon
    for more information please contact us at info@netquest.com.cy,
    Copyright 2002 Netquest. All rights reserved.
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    Best Cyprus Hotels Tourism Agency
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    izzetz,

    i updated my robots.txt file last month to disallow indexing of the stylesheet, and it hasn't had any negative affect on my rankings in this last dance - everything is either at the level it was before, or has moved up since last month.
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    FoxyWeb,

    I would really appriciate if you can edit your post for url so that they are not linked. you can put XX like i did.

    I still cant see myself on the first page as u mentioned. Just used google-dance.com to check all 8 servers.

    Strange?!
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    I'm not so worried as you with the URL on a forum

    I don't use them as a means to explain normally, but you sounded so fed up I thought that it might cheer you up!

    Will edit in future
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    besides my belief about google crawling this page, I also do not want competitors to discover what SEO means by looking at backward links.

    this may sound selfish, but in fact when you think that every person in top 10 know what search engine optizamition meant, then this would have been really hard.

    i am not really worried about my hotel page, because it's not for a client but for myself. so, no big deal! just curious about my position.

    right now, it is more important for me to learn the reason of having this bad performance than having a high ranking.
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    You are still 6

    go to

    http://www.world-ok.com/

    click on the radio button for WWW

    and search on cyprus hotels


    You might get a smile

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