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Site was #1, all whitehat, de-indexed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bsaleznow, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    So my site has been ranked #1 in google for its main keyword on and off for about 3 months.

    I have used whitehat only methods, article submissions, blog comments and forum profile links for offpage SEO.

    All of a sudden, it has completely disappeared from google as of this morning.

    How often does this happen to your websites?

    The site is under a year old and PR 0... could this be the reason and google is just dancing it?

    (my rankings have bounced between 1-5 before, but never disappeared.)

    Ben
     
  2. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Google Dance most likely.. give it a couple weeks before you panic.
     
  3. Pixel Pirate

    Pixel Pirate Junior Member

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    Are you deindexed, meaning 'site:domain.com' returns 0 results or were you pushed down in the rankings? If you're still indexed it's probably a google dance
     
  4. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    The only thing that is missing is my index page.

    All other pages are still in google besides my index/landing page.

    Unfortunately, my index page recieves 99% of traffic.

    Thoughts?

    Ben
     
  5. Pixel Pirate

    Pixel Pirate Junior Member

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    What did your index page consist of? Any sketchy black hat stuff? Affiliate links? Give us an idea of what was on the page so we can give a proper response.
     
  6. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    Nothing sketchy, nothing blackhat, no aff links.

    It was a long sales letter with a menu at the bottom linking to my on site articles.

    Ben
     
  7. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Do you have adsense on your site? If you can still see the ads on your pages except for the index one then yes, your homepage got banned from google.
     
  8. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    No adsense.
     
  9. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    hmmm.... ok, go to google and type your domain name. If you get some "In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, " crap at the bottom of the page then you might have pages banned. If not then it must be a hiccup or dance and should be fixed by gathering more backlinks to your site
     
  10. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    Nothing.

    Would they ban an index page but not the whole site?

    Ben
     
  11. nufaman

    nufaman Elite Member

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    Yeah, if they get a DMCA they can ban the homepage, happened to me lots of times, lol

    Just keep working on the site. If you had a strong #1 position before it should come back soon
     
  12. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    Definitely nothing on my site that would cause a DCMA notice.

    I'm sure google is just being funny. I will continue to build links and see what happens.
     
  13. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    If it's Google Dance, then it should take a max of 7 days.

    What you've described has happened to me before, and usually it was back to normal within 3 days.
     
  14. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    Same happened to one of my site... it game back to first from second page. The index page wasn't indexed for months.. then bam, first.
    This happened to me because i built too many links, too fast.. just look at what you did and you should know why it happened
     
  15. hollaholla

    hollaholla Newbie

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    long adverty 1 page sites with lots of links look like spam sites, even if they are not. best is to make the site look as legit and informative as possible.
     
  16. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    What is considered too many links too fast?

    I was only building about 10-20 a day and that is for a site that was already ranked #1 and had about 200 indexed backlinks.

    Do you think that is too much?

    Ben
     
  17. bsaleznow

    bsaleznow Newbie

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    Any other input would be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  18. greentitanium

    greentitanium Senior Member

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    i can tell you whats up right now...
    you probably in a hard niche
    aka financial, insurance, etc
    AND/OR (most likely or)
    you have a bad outgoing link from your home page.

    you have a new domain - you cant be doing that.
    most of your site will be dropped to page 17 while the front page is no where to be found. you are not deindexed, you are just in the shitbox
     
  19. M1ndfluX

    M1ndfluX Senior Member

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    Like other members like here before, i also had the same problem. Subs still listed, but the main page disapperead...

    Only only i did it after a major xrumer blast so it was obviously a happy dance... Not sure why your site is dancing around. Maybe a noob competitor thought to do some serious backlinking on you, trying to lower your rankings with only stricktly bad neighbourhoods?
     
  20. Dumper

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    Shitbox, Sandbox they all the same, 10-20 links a day isn't excessive so i'm sure thats not it.