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What happens if Google crawls an offline site?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by low key, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    This question just popped up and I think its interesting.
    Like when BlackHatWorld went offline, Google of course tried crawling it.
    What does Google do, and with all it's listings?

    And especially for less trusted newer sites.

    It must de-index stuff after some time, maybe it depends on the PR.

    No idea, does anyone know?
    Of course I mean if a server fails or something like that.
     
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  2. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    It is fairly common for websites / pages to be temporarily de-indexed due to server downtime. It is usually caused by a certain number of crawl errors in a short space of time. It's worse for high traffic sites which are crawled regularly. Google's advice in this scenario is just to wait for the site to be indexed again - not much of a consolation. It happened to me once and took forever to index everything again. All in all, over a month to recover fully. I lost income because of this, which is why reliable hosting is so important.
     
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  3. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    Thanks Micallef, understand now.
     
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    multimedia Power Member

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    Good question and a good straight answer ;)
     
  5. MDSOperandi

    MDSOperandi Regular Member

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    Hi, if it's a whitehat website and you have a webmaster tools account in Google you can add the website url and then submit a re-inclusion request if it gets de-indexed. I have done that a few times and it works well.

    Regards
    MDS