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Site Deleted - Post New/Edited Content?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by deth_by_uv, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    I had a site that was mysteriously deleted or removed from my reseller account. At this point I have no idea how it happened I just know it's got to be brought back to life. Somehow I deleted it (possible, but not sure) or something got f*cked up at Hostgator and it got removed. Who cares is my feelings I just want this back up.

    Site was reported to have been removed from my reseller account on Sept. 29. I didn't get any legal complaints, warnings, etc. This was a very simple, barebones, no brand name in URL, etc. site. Some how it's just...gone.

    Previously:
    Domain age is roughly 2 years and I'm going to renew for another 3. Site has roughly 30 uniquely written posts ranging from 500-800 words all onpage optimized. Each post had roughly 1-3 ezine article links and some had crappy link wheels from 2 years ago. No linking done since. Site held about a dozen 1st and top 5 rankings making a pretty good $5-$10/day via adsense.

    All white hat SEO, nothing over the top at all. I mean, I literally just did one basic, outdated link wheel (hey, it was 2 years ago...) and linked a few articles to each URL and the site ranked well enough, and held rank with no further work.

    Question:
    Regarding content, can I just repost the old content and then continue backlinking? Or, should I add more to it - perhaps uniquely written header and footer paragraphs to the existing content?

    The goal is to get this site back and ranked as quickly as possible - say 2-3 months. Faster if possible since it was already an established, ranked site?


    Moving forward:
    The site is already re-installed and all that, just waiting for an opinion or two regarding above question.

    The backlinking will be the same approach but I use SENX now and have a VPS for it so I can link it all up again, no problem. This time it should be even stronger with new tools and plugins etc. The old site was just so...old. So the deletion has a positive that it will allow me to rebuild and see what happens.

    First time this has happened to me :)
     
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  2. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    Ok, but I'd want to know why it happened, so it doesn't happen again.

    You can repost the old content, providing you maintain the same site structure.

    Adding more fresh content is what G wants, so, if a ranking in G is wanted, just do it.
     
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  3. volund

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    It has been awhile so chances are the pages are not still showing up in the index. I would check to make sure, if any are still showing I would duplicate the structure of those pages but if not then how the content is setup is not really going to be an issue. If nothing is showing up as indexed I would repost the old content first since you already have it though I would probably do it a couple of posts a day rather than all at once.

    Once you have all the old content back on the site adding new is always a good idea.
     
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  4. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Awesome, was thinking the same thing but just kinda wanted some reassurance :)