Looks like I’m the new Yossarian. As I mentioned in my earlier post I used to own this domain but let it lapse by mistake some time back. When that owner in turn let the registration lapse I seized the chance to buy it back.
Unfortunately what I didn’t realise is that those owners had been using the reputation I had built up to use the site for something Spammy. As a result Google decided not to list this site. I discovered froma friend that it is possible to appeal this, which I did. And then I waited.
Obviously I did not want to spend time building up the site if it won’t be indexed so I did nothing. Today I went to check the status and guess what? Google says the three posts that exist are Spammy and that they won’t approve an empty site. I guess this is empty because, as I said, I was on hold.
But now I’m in a Catch 22 situation. If I want to keep this site (and I have an attachment to it) I need to fill it with content. But then Google could say they still don’t like it and all of that will go to waste. But if I don’t add content then Google will not approve it.
I guess I have a decision to make about whether to keep this domain or not!