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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lanbo, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So my site was ranking no. 1 for a few months now, and a week ago the site suddenly got deindexed! HOWEVER the index.php version came up in google search.......?

    so basically
    http://website.com/
    got deindexed

    http://website.com/index.php
    got indexed

    how did this happen? did i get penalized for dupe content or something?
     
  2. ┼blackrat┼

    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    How the heck are we supposed to know if you got penalized by dupe content if we don´t even know what your site is about! =D

    Have you lost rankings?
     
  3. lanbo

    lanbo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ..? yeah the http://website.com/ version got deindexed, but the http://website.com/index.php got indexed, and the site isn't in the ranks for the KWs anymore
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    Recent backling building campaign, changes in the site structure?

    Is it an autoblog?
     
  5. volund

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    Google sees these as two different pages unless you tell them different. If all your links are going to website.com and Google has decided your page is website.com/index.php then that is the reason for your drop in rankings.

    Do your internal links link to the .com or to .com/index.php? If the later then you need to change it. You also need to set up a sitemap if you do not already have one and make sure the /index.php is not included only the .com. Once you have done that I would do a 301 from the index.php to the .com


    If you need more info you can do a search for canonical urls.
     
  6. Spaceman

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    ^^ Like he says - Canonical is your issue.