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Can't use the domain cdcparking.com

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Hi there,

 

My friend in Denver is having trouble with his website showing on Google (http://www.cdcparking.com/).

His host (GoDaddy) upgraded their servers and he never got the email asking him to upgrade his account.

So his site went offline for a few weeks and GoDaddy lost all his content.

 

He has rebuilt the site, but he's having a lot of issues adding his domain to Google AdWords and Google My Business.

AdWords says the site doesn't exist, and My Business says "An error occurred while saving the location. That's all we know."

 

Details:

CDC Parking Management

1685 South Colorado Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80222

(303) 495-5074

https://plus.google.com/103391186348436225102

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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@Alister B

 

according my knowledge and after investigating your website URL the resason for not getting accepted it is this:

http://www.cdcparking.com/ is ok but GoogleMyBusiness seem cheking all such websites for a business page on https too

 

And your website isn't enabled for https://www.cdcparking.com/

I'm getting this for https://www.cdcparking.com/ this message:

This site can’t provide a secure connection

www.cdcparking.com uses an unsupported protocol.

 

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Hi Helmut,

Thanks so much for looking in to this for me.

I'm a little confused though, because where I work we set up GMB accounts for people and have never needed to use https.

My friend has a secondary domain parked (set as a domain alias) on cdcparking.com that does not use https, but we were able to add the secondary domain to GMB instead.

Are you sure there isn't another problem there?
Could the domain have been penalised because the site went down without any temporary redirects set up beforehand?

Thanks again

Re: Can't use the domain cdcparking.com

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franklly said:
I'm not definitely sure but I'm pretty sure .
YOu should know: we got reported here in the forum dozen or more such not
accepted websites
and in almost each cases the website was not enabled for https but for http
only.
More bad.
Not only GoogleMyBusiness doesn't accept such pages. The same happes if you
create a POI through MapMaker and submit there such a website for the POIN
in question.
Adding such a POI with such a website will instantly denied by MapMaker too
Note: I tried this just for your website cdcparking.com as well in
MapMaker - getting instantly denied my edit.
And this despite of the fact being a "regional lead" for my country and
getting my edits usually instantly accepted.
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Thanks for the help.

I've notified my friend of your advice and will let you know how it goes.