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Why isn't my site indexed by Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Lawlerskates, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    So my site was at #1 position for the targeted keyword (with keyword in domain name) for 3 months. I let my web hosting fees build up too much and my account was suspended. Now that my sites have been back up for a week, the site that was at #1 position is now missing from the index altogether, while another site of mine actually got boosted up to #2 spot from #8. I submitted the site to Google Webmaster and it says only 11 of the 19 submitted URLs have been indexed, but I can find no evidence of this. If I go to the Index section, it still says none of my site has been indexed. I'm confused and was wondering if anyone had any idea what's going on.
     
  2. kaloyan14

    kaloyan14 Regular Member

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    To be 100% sure check with any serp tool.
    In the end of March google made update and many sites are down.
    If your site has copy contend or low quality backlinks, it's possible to be hammered by google update.
    My advice is:
    1. Try to ping your site.
    2. Do any high quality backlinks on web 2.0 sites.
    3. Submit your site in many "who is" sites.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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  3. everythingred

    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Get some social signals. Drip Revolution has a $1 trial.
     
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  4. dbshoupe

    dbshoupe Registered Member

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    Google doesn't want to send its users to sites that are are down. I've got a feeling if your site was down for a while then it might take some time for it to climb back up in the rankings. But I would also think it will eventually get there without you doing much work. I'd try to build a few quality links and otherwise not sweat it too much.
     
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  5. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll try building more backlinks and try social signals. It still doesn't make complete and total sense to me because I pretty much built the same backlinks for both of my websites (and only 1 site disappeared while the other rose to the top). I feel like it should at least be indexed. I'll build some backlinks and play the waiting game - which is a hard game to play when time is money! :p
     
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    rossegpz Junior Member Premium Member

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    Just build some backlinks which could be fast indexed by Google.
     
  7. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    Dumb question time: Do social signals count as backlinks? or something different altogether?
     
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    everythingred Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not really as backlinks
     
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    Initial Effort Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There are a several things that you can do. First is to try pinging the domain. Second is to build a couple of backlinks to your website and ping those links. Third is to make sure your settings are set to index your website in Robots.txt or Wordpress. Also, do not use a mass indexing tool that uses whois links built to your website. This tool is in Scrapebox, so avoid it.
     
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    LukeSzmig Regular Member

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    cloakndagger2 Regular Member

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    You don't mention how long your sites where down for,it may or may not come back the fact is stay on top of your hosting bills,there is no excuse for that if you make money online.
     
  12. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    Three weeks. I don't want to go into the details but I was on the verge of suicide, so I figured I wouldn't need the money. Of course now I do need the money, and the difference between this site getting indexed or not is $300/mo in my pocket. I'm not targeting anything competitive (I'm the only person on my keyword actually using SEO to rank high for my targeted keyword). What just has me at a loss is that my lesser site is sitting comfortably at the top of its keyword (despite never being there before), while my site that was comfortably sitting at #1 for a lengthy period of time still hasn't been indexed.

    The content on the sites is certainly similar, but it is rewritten and far from identical. I touched up my site a bit, bought some backlinks from Fiverr, and pinged everything. I guess I'm back to the waiting game.
     
  13. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    I've had my site on the trial for 24 hours and it hasn't sent any social signals yet, is this typical?
     
  14. Lawlerskates

    Lawlerskates Junior Member

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    Still not having any luck getting my site to rank on Google. On the Google Webmaster Tools, Google seems to only recognize 6 other sites linking to me, when it should be in the dozens (if not 100+...). At this point I'm considering overhauling my site and purchasing a lot more backlinks, though I find it silly that the repercussions for having my site go down are so severe. Why doesn't Google let my site climb back up naturally like it did the first time?

    EDIT: Looks like all it took was a little bit of time :) My site is back at the top of Google, as well as my other one! So things worked out.
     
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