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Site deindexed because of host change

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by leena, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. leena

    leena Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I had one website which was ranking top 60 for one keyword. 5 days ago, i changed the host and site was down for past 4 days or so. Today i saw that it is not indexed now.

    If i get the site live again, will i gain the rankings back or i need to start again from scratch on a new site?

    + Rep for good answers.
     
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  2. ziplack

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    try on google site:yourwebsite.com
    also check webmaster tools if u get any message
     
  3. HerpDerpSlerp

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    It should. The downtime is what caused the deindex. Why didn't you keep the data mirrored on hold host/new host while changing DNS? It would have been a streamlined transition
     
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    1: Have you checked the hosts IP? Spammy blah blah?

    2: Check your code and robots text for disallow all?

    3: Your dns and everything set up right?

    4: Google webmaster tools, check the crawl rates, anything showing?

    5: As said above, what does 'site:' do?
     
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    Wow this is the first time I have heard such things. I have seen your posts / services before and I know for sure that you are not a newbie to say the least. May be it's an issue with your host and their IPs might be blacklisted? So sad to hear this happening to you.

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    The first thing I believe you should do is move your site again, to a host that you trust. You can think about other things later as you are smart enough to figure it out...
     
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    I have had sites down for weeks, they always bounce back; move your site as soon as you can and you should be OK.
     
  9. leena

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    Thanks for the replies,

    i know what the issue is- Site was down for 4 days and it got removed from index. I just wanted to know if the sites come back to its previous ranking when its live again, i saw cutts video and i think it will come back.
     
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    it will be back soon
     
  11. Technician

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    I've heard of it happening, there seem to be two schools of thought. One of them is that through changing your hosting you just give the spiders a bit of a shock and they don't respond well to it initially; just like the Dance, but smaller. On the other hand, the problem here seems more likely to be that downtime. What can't be predicted with total confidence is how quickly the bounce back will come. It shouldn't take forever though.
     
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    Site will get indexed again if you get it up again, that`s if you haven`t done anything else that could have made it get deindexed.
     
  13. leena

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    Site is back within 24 hours of getting it live again and it is at better position then before :).
     
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    You will probably not have the same rankings again if it was down for such a long time..
     
  15. TrevorB

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    Once your site is back up, just log in to your WMT account and re-upload your sitemap. This will make Google re-download it again. Everything will go back to normal. Have done this many times.
     
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    Agreed. It seem's that Big G's spiders went and tried to index your page and seen that it was offline. If you were changing hosts, then your DNS on your domain name was probably off as well which told Big G that you were completely offline.

    When doing a server change, you have to be quick. Not a 1-day thing (or 4 days), but more like 1-hour.
     
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    In the future, always leave a copy of your site on your old host after putting it on your new host (for DNS propgation). I wait a whole week to be safe, but should be practically ready in like 48hours max.

    For a site ranking top 60, especially recently, it could just be the Google 'dance'. Nothing with ranking—nothing that's permanent—usually happens quickly or overnight.

    Just be patient, built a few new links in the mean time that would help it rank if there was an issue from having the site show 404 for a couple days.

    If still de-indexed, check for penalties in webmaster tools and if you don't find any... I guess change hosts to one that is more reputable.

    I really doubt that your host is the issue, but I don't know enough to say that with 99% certainty.