Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by MathUser » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:40 pm

Searching "3DO forums" don't show this site right away either. Why is this site invisible when it's so full of posts?

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by FUJISAN » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:30 am

goldenband wrote:
FUJISAN wrote:Everyone, Long time no see :)
I also, from Google, this site was surprised gone. :shock:
But, this site was present.
I was relieved. :D
I am happy to see that you're back, FUJISAN! :D


I'm sorry in late reply :wink:
I recently busy, it was not able to come to this place.
However, this location is my play room even now! :D
I'll be counting on you.(^0^)/
Because I make a note using translation software, I think that it becomes a poor English sentence.
I'm sorry.

If there is rude expression, please point it out.
Thanking you in advance.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by goldenband » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:41 am

Well, 3DO Zone is still nonexistent on Google. Are there any active admin on the site who can look into this? Has Devin completely given up on the whole domain? The CD-i side of things is a dead zone -- I registered over there and never got my account approved.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by mikemacdee » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:06 pm

I can confirm that as of right now neither yahoo nor duckduckgo are aware of the forum's existence, either. If I hadn't saved the url in a document I would never find this place again.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by goldenband » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:08 am

And it's gone from Bing too. What the hell? Where have all the admin gone?

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by Kyosho » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:14 am

Welcome to the deep web.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by goldenband » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:57 pm

Heh, now I half-expect to be greeted with animated Mind Teazzer and Immortal Desire CDs gliding across the screen whenever I load up the site. :D

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by Kyosho » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:47 am

So I've discovered that not only does the site not come up on google when searching for it by name, but the "site:" function of google doesn't work either. If you're unfamiliar with that function, it allows you to search for something specifically within a certain website (or in this case a forum). This is particularly useful for forums such as this one that use phpBB and therefore have limitations with the built-in search function. Just now I was attempting to search for mention of the 1.1 version of Killing Time. Which is not possible with the built-in search. But, like I said, google is borked so this is what I get from it. Sadness.

Edit: For what it's worth, it appears Bing has the exact same problem. Can't believe I actually resorted to using Bing, but I'm happy it didn't work. I'd feel dirty if it did.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by 3DOKid » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:05 pm

I have no idea how to fix all of this. Answers to the usual address :)

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by goldenband » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:59 pm

3DOKid wrote:I have no idea how to fix all of this. Answers to the usual address :)
I tried PMing Devin at some point, but got no reply. Do you have a means of contacting him privately? He may be the only hope to fix this.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:59 am

No. I don't know him that well to be honest.

What needs to be done? It's possible, I can do it.

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by goldenband » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:34 pm

3DOKid wrote:No. I don't know him that well to be honest.

What needs to be done? It's possible, I can do it.
I think the first steps would be to make sure that the Google bot isn't banned (3DO Experience had an issue with that), and to use the Google diagnostics to see why the site's been blacklisted.

IIRC Google's webmaster tools/Google Analytics has you upload a file to the site to prove you're the owner; not sure exactly how that would work here, but it might be doable. Here's a link:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/a ... 5179?hl=en

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Re: Why has 3DO Zone disappeared from Google?

Post by Kyosho » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:15 pm

Pretty sure the normal course of action is to sacrifice a virgin to the Google Gods.

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