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Can An Individual Page on Site Get DeIndexed? How Would You Know?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by volkovm1, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. volkovm1

    volkovm1 Newbie

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    I have an individual page on site that had a url rewrite rule set up.. Apparently something was wrong and my page disappeared from my site for a few days. After I realized this happened, I fixed the issue and the page has been online since. However, the page went from being number 1 on google to dropping off to 2nd or 3rd page.

    When I check with google position tools, it shows the page as #4 on google, but when I search for it on several computers in different areas in my city it does NOT show on first page. I also tried searching for it through HideMyAss using a Chicago IP and it is same story..

    This happened a month ago and I have ran several link building campaigns targeting my keyword since but have seen almost no improvement. To make things worse, some of the articles/web2.0 properties are now outranking MY PAGE although the links clearly point back to my site!

    I have even gone through and collected all my old links and pinged them to get them crawled to make sure all the old links were sticking... still no improvement..

    Any ideas? Has this individual page been deindexed? Am I doing anything wrong here?
     
  2. Scripteen

    Scripteen Elite Member

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    Send some social bookmarks to it and it will mostly be back on the track.
     
  3. volkovm1

    volkovm1 Newbie

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    anyone else?
     
  4. milans

    milans Regular Member

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    I think you'll just have to wait for a while for it to go back up but that's just speculation.
     
  5. Aullus

    Aullus Newbie

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    I had a single page drop to page 20+ for 2 months; it came back stronger. In fact, I had a whole site do that once.
     
  6. m3ownz

    m3ownz Regular Member

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    Yeah, individual pages can drop if they had errors on them, had it happen enough times.
    They come back eventually, some quick links should help.
     
  7. Techxan

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    This happens, sometimes it is just a dip,and it comes back stronger. Last time it happened to me my site gained a PR. If your site were de-indexed, it would not show up at all. You will see this sometimes when Google rolls out a small algo change. Since your drop is pretty drastic, I would bet that Google has devalued some of your links, or you aggressively pinged too many links lately. Be sure to maintain a good link diversity, and use 10% or so synonyms in your anchor test in addition to your main keyword phrase.

    Also be aware that if you are logged into your Google account, Google will "flavor" your SERP results taking your previous history in mind. This will cause a site you frequent to appear higher in your search results than it will in an "unflavored" search.
     
  8. volkovm1

    volkovm1 Newbie

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    thanks guys, all of this makes sense.. now the question is how long will it take to recover.. This is an extremely low competition keyword for my local business which is why I am concerned.. It just seems like 1 month to recover is a bit too low... Right now google position is showing as 4.. but I guess I'll have to build some more backlinks
     
  9. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    Just give it some backlinks boost, and everything will be fine. Google doesn't like top ranking pages to be modified.
     
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  10. volkovm1

    volkovm1 Newbie

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    how long does it take for a page to recover in a small niche?
     
  11. ppcmaster

    ppcmaster Supreme Member

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    I don't think they can give you a definitive answer. You prolly knew that when you asked.

    I have a couple of questions for you though:

    - Does your site have any pages linking to this page? If yes, have they also been de-indexed?

    - How about the pages which are linked from this page. Have they been de-indexed too?
     
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    You may already know this but it is just a thought and I do not know much about the subject. But sometimes pages can show up as duplicate content on the same site and get a penalty.

    One example (and I don't know if this still applies but it makes sense to me) is redirecting your http://www.yourdomain url to your http://yourdomain url.

    Google supposedly sees the www url and the non-www url as 2 different pages on your site with the same content and penalizes you for it. Therefore you should redirect the www to your non www.

    I have also read that some wordpress themes can cause dup content as well but don't quote me on that.
     
  13. volkovm1

    volkovm1 Newbie

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    I have one page linking to this page and it is also indexed and all the pages that are linked from this page are also indexed... It is just really strange.. I think the previous post about some of my previous links either dropping off or loosing value make the most sense at this point

     
  14. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Seriously folks use your head, if the page shows up in the SERPS it is NOT de-indexed. When they get de-indexed, they disappear from Google's database, even when searched by name (ask me how I know). If you can find it with Google, it is in the index.
     
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  15. volkovm1

    volkovm1 Newbie

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    very good info, thanks for clearing that up.. thanks given
     
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    any update on this? is your site back?
    i have just experienced a very similar situation.