Anyone site: only 4 results indexed penalty now?

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I am experiencing something strange.

When I do a query search on my website (e.g: site:abc . com), it shows that 4 results only (homepage, about us, and 2 blog links, that's all). But the blog's homepage is NOT indexed.

However, when I try to manually submit to index the other links in GSC they return the message "URL is on Google".
But when I do a query search on that specific links, Google returns nothing "did not match any documents" or no results.

However, when I type cache: link-here.... it IS cached.

I am legitly confused now.
This is normal.
Also, it can be not exactly 4 results.
I had from 3 to 8 results in index on penalty.
 
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This is normal.
Also, it can be not exactly 4 results.
I had from 3 to 8 results in index on penalty.
Yikes. Thanks for the response.

I've spent quite a sum already on this website. I've checked the metrics it is good and all, and it is a legitimate website back then. However, after re-verifying its past via Wayback Archive, I noticed this website was hacked before and it started publishing affiliate gambling ad posts. Backlinks wise it is healthy and clean - no PBN, no gambling links, no irrelevant keyword backlinks, .etc.

So that leaves me wondering whether to just abandon this website, or continue putting up content to see how it goes in future. Hopefully there will be a miracle, especially since I've put in quite a lot of time and money on this website.
 

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Yikes. Thanks for the response.

I've spent quite a sum already on this website. I've checked the metrics it is good and all, and it is a legitimate website back then. However, after re-verifying its past via Wayback Archive, I noticed this website was hacked before and it started publishing affiliate gambling ad posts. Backlinks wise it is healthy and clean.

So that leaves me wondering whether to just abandon this website, or continue putting up content to see how it goes in future. Hopefully there will be a miracle, especially since I've put in quite a lot of time and money on this website.
Does your site after launching has all posts indexed?
If your sites has valuable backlinks - change the domain and 301 old to new.
If no good links - start with new site.
 

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Does your site after launching has all posts indexed?
If your sites has valuable backlinks - change the domain and 301 old to new.
If no good links - start with new site.
did we also need to 301 all the pages with same permalink settings with the old one?

will this work?
 

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did we also need to 301 all the pages with same permalink settings with the old one?

will this work?
You need to do a copy site on a new domain.
301 redirect page-to-page.
Confirm change of address in GSC.

Redirect is best to do on Cloudflare - you will not need to host old domain and you can do https redirect.
 

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How to do this? you need to confirm that domain that have change on GSC?
 

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You need to do a copy site on a new domain.
301 redirect page-to-page.
Confirm change of address in GSC.

Redirect is best to do on Cloudflare - you will not need to host old domain and you can do https redirect.
One of my websites only index 3-8 results for a long time, I think I need move to a new domain, and redirect old domain 301 to the new domain, is that okay?
 

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One of my websites only index 3-8 results for a long time, I think I need move to a new domain, and redirect old domain 301 to the new domain, is that okay?
If your site has much more indexable pages than these numbers - it is penalty.
Moving to the new domain is only the way.
 

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One of my websites only index 3-8 results for a long time, I think I need move to a new domain, and redirect old domain 301 to the new domain, is that okay?
yes it is the only solution which can work at the moment. However if you change nothing on your site, you have a very big chance to be hitted again, but sometimes even with no change it can still work it's very random

The pattern or origin of this penalty is still unknow, it affects sites with backlinks and no backlinks, wordpress or without wordpress, translated content or no translated content, even site with no affiliate links can be hitted
 

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yes it is the only solution which can work at the moment. However if you change nothing on your site, you have a very big chance to be hitted again, but sometimes even with no change it can still work it's very random

The pattern or origin of this penalty is still unknow, it affects sites with backlinks and no backlinks, wordpress or without wordpress, translated content or no translated content, even site with no affiliate links can be hitted
Am I need to set 301 the old domain to my new site?
 

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The website was hit was completely whitehat and clean with original content, no keyword stuffing, affiliate links or bad backlinks at all. Great structure and all that stuff.
 

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The website was hit was completely whitehat and clean with original content, no keyword stuffing, affiliate links or bad backlinks at all. Great structure and all that stuff.
mine also same with this
 

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How old is your website? I had the same issue (described it in an own thread). After three months google started to index pages. I changed nothing!

I’ll update my thread after I’m back from vacation.
 

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who with this problem built back links right away after launching?

did you build new ones down the line too?

the original ones too soon after launch harm a site
 

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There are a few things that I would like to share about this problem as well. First of all, the source of this problem lies in the backlinks and articles you receive. The problem is not the ip, dns or the host you are connected to.

I first wrote the contents (600 - 1000 words each) for my website that I created in early 2021. These have been successfully added to the index. Then I tried to get backlinks completely manually.

In general, I create lists such as profile, web 2.0, bookmark in my backlink list and rank them according to pa score. While everything was going well on this website, I first created web2.0 links. A month has passed and I have created profile links for that website again (sites with at least 60 points). And after 1 week, my google traffic dropped 95%.

The reason I think it's because of backlinks is because Google understands that the website's goal is to rank directly. Google is basically page driven. While one page of your site can be in the 1st place, another page can be shown on the 6th pages. It's not directly related to the backlink, it's about the quality of your content. However, this error causes a site-wide index problem. So my thought is that time for external seo work should be done in a planned way for many sites.

The competitor website that had the same problem was stuck with the site:4 index error for 1 year. But he completely got rid of the error by reconfiguring the site (the theme, url and pages changed) and getting links from a few pbns. The strange thing is that although all the article urls on the site have changed, the site has the same rankings after getting rid of the penalty.
 
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