I'm extremely frustrated with the google shenanigans on my site at the moment.
I have a Joomla front end with sef404 and Vbulletin 3.7.4 with VBSEO 3.2.
A while ago, I bought a domain name to use as a google ads site as it is a really good one (core-i7 dot net), so I put my google ads on there as well as on my main site and after about 5 days, I got an email from google saying that I was a threat to other users and that my adsense account had been closed! I can say now, hand on heart that there is nothing illegal, underhand or anything bad on my site front end or forums.
Nobody had been purposely clicking the ads, and I believe that this kind of thing gets a different email, I did some googling and found some examples - anyway, I had no reply email address, so couldn't do anything about that.
Then not long after, I noticed that certain threads and articles were being crawled, but not appearing as searchable results, sometimes for up to six weeks :(
Is my site being penalised? I stumbled on an article that says that google frowns upon people that own a domain name that is the same as one of their most popular keywords on their other sites - is this correct?
My site gets it's traffic from reviews, now the flavour of the month, and possibly for the next year or two is going to be Intel's Core i7 stuff, but as soon as I do any kind of content with Core i7 in it, it gets indexed, but doesn't appear as searchable results.
I have posted two articles this week that feature the phrase Core i7 and both have gone awol - I really need the traffic, but how can I get round this? I need to use the keyword, but I can't because google doesn't like me using it.
Here's what Ive done so far.
Removed the core-i7 site from my webmaster tools, removed all the content from it and now it's just an empty site with nothing at all.
Removed the core-i7 from my meta descriptions on the Joomla site and Vbulletin.
We've done a test post without the keyword core i7 and that arrived as the second from top result within a few hours.
Does anyone know how we can fix this please? Apologies for the long post, it's a bit of a pig to explain.
Site is here.
P.S. I know we have 10x XHTML errors on the front end, It's from the flash banner code. The banners are being replaced by GIF images this week.