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    Google indexing everything but Homepage

    Hey there,
    It's been over 4 months and Google is still showing a very old version of my client's homepage even though it's indexed every other page on the site properly.

    I've asked for reconsideration and they have, and even the "cache:*.com" search shows the new homepage, but the site:*.com shows the old one and he's not ANYWHERE in the SERPs.

    Can anyone help?

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    Are the urls the same or different? Was the DNS changed?

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    Hey dude. Yeah, the DNS changed but the URL is essentially: htt://www.CLIENTDOMAIN.com/ and that hasn't changed, and Google's cached page hasn't either, hence the problem.

    I submitted a sitemap.xml which may explain why Googs found all the other pages of the site (which had no inbounds) without indexing the homepage, but I still can't figure out why Google has been to the homepage, seen it's different, yet won't index it accordingly.

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    I don't know if this is still an issue, but I know in the past google essentially has their own dns service, so there was once a problem with them hitting the old ip. Now I will admit I am grasping at straws here but putting up an adsense ads (so they spider it) or using the old add url page on google might be a couple of things to try. Maybe even a redirect from the old IP.

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    This is a very strange problem....

    My server crashes last couple of days and I had to reinstall the whole blog on the new server with a slight difference on website title and description.. As the DNS resolve, my site appearance on Google changes as well.. I don't understand why yours is not doing anything...


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