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Lost #1 rankings after 2 days of down time - what to do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Aatrox, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Hey guys.
    As the title - I was ranking first for over a month and my hosting account got suspended (not my fault, hosting company had some transfers and got my account suspend somehow) for more than 2 days. When they fixed the problems, I check my stats and it I got A LOT less traffic. Checked rankings again and now I'm sitting at #20. Should I just wait to get my rankings back or do I need to build some backlinks again or what? Never had this problem before. Well, I never had my sites down for more than a few hours, but this is something new for me.

    TLDR: lost rankings after downtime. What should I do?
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Your rankings will hurt because of that, it's in your history now. But you'll be back in a couple of days. The longer the site stays up, the less this downtime will count in %.
     
  3. mirrorer

    mirrorer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You shouldn't worry pal.

    It happened to me as well long time ago,you will climb back slowly.Don't do any stupid move such as building backlinks all of sudden.
     
  4. Cshark

    Cshark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It will take time, OP. Give it time. I'd say no to backlinks as of now.
     
  5. writehow

    writehow Regular Member

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    Personally don't think that Google will drop you with 20 positions just for been offline for 48 hours. It takes lot more time . The sure thing is that in a week you should be back in the game first positions. Now for #1 you will need to wait a bit more.

    Cheers
     
  6. Aatrox

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    Thanks guys. I guess I'll just wait it out for a week or two and then see what happens. :)
     
  7. writehow

    writehow Regular Member

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    Just be sure that you have not lose a good backlink or your competitors have not do any unusual changes :D
     
  8. Windmm

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    You will be back after a few days. Don't worry buddy!
     
  9. mywish123

    mywish123 Regular Member

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    what is your niche ?? also can you update on which site come up at that postion because if you lost your ranking its mean your lost your traffic also google panda updating is rolling out slow so may be that factor also hurt your ranking can you tel here what is your niche or website ?
     
  10. Ambitious12

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    Obviously it affects bro..do not worry go again :)
     
  11. SEO FOX

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    Wait for 3-4 days dude. If you can't get, Assure that back-links are still there or lost. Then go for it.
     
  12. Markcue

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    it will back within few days do not worry
     
  13. Kavinesh

    Kavinesh Regular Member

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    It will retain its old position soon, in between you post some quality contents
     
  14. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Today I got my #1 back again. Didn't take long so I'm happy. Really, thanks! Now I know for the future, but I hope something like this won't happen again.
     
  15. creasyKK

    creasyKK Newbie

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    You should hopefully regain your rankings soon if downtime is the only reason for your loss, however, remember to ensure up-time by using tools from the likes of pingdom.
     
  16. money1337

    money1337 Registered Member

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    What?
    Also, Aatrox got his position back, why you still posting? At least read the thread first and if you can really help post your reply. Oh, wait, wait, it's just an easy +1, my bad.
     
  17. Luka19

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    if it happened because of downtime, then don't worry, you will gain your rankings again soon