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world's toughest SEO question!!!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by entri3, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. entri3

    entri3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I had a site on which severe backlinking was done on the inner pages, and they were ranking in the search engines.

    But unfortunately due to some DNS changes, all the articles/content/pages got erased, and now the site is fresh as a rose.

    I have created the pages again and posted the content, and the page url's were made the same as before.

    Now, will all the backlink juice be retained by the newly created pages, and will the rankings be maintained?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. eloquenceeee

    eloquenceeee Regular Member

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    I'm extremely curious to hear the answer to this as well.
     
  3. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    I don't see how this is any different from the site going down for a while from a technical standpoint, so I would think it'll be fine.
     
  4. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    You might notice a bit of a slip in rankings initially, but they should return back to their old positions. As long as they stayed in the index, the changes should almost be non-existent.

    How long were the pages gone for?
     
  5. entri3

    entri3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    less than a day..


     
  6. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Less than a day. Yeah you should be totally fine.
     
  7. thevil

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    Yes as long as the URL is the same or (301 redirected to new pages) it will remain the same, especially if its for a day, you may notice a slight bouncing around SERPS.

    I have experienced the same several times with and without DNS / Nameserver changes. Without a major change in the DNS the SERPS remained almost the same, just alittle bouncing.

    But WITH a total DNS / Nameserver change (moved hosting provider), Google decided to "re-evaluate" my site (took about 1-10 days) and I have noticed a drop and "link:" changes. I expect it to be the same as yours. SERP came back to steady after a week or so and I dropped about 2-4 positions everytime.
     
  8. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    I think it would be fine after a bit ups n downs...keep the URL same and rest should work well..
     
  9. webmasterassistant

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    so this is the toughest seo question. i expected more. anyway your site will be back normal at it's earlier position.
     
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  10. hanggolf

    hanggolf Registered Member

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    I've pulled the plug on a client's SQL database after they became a deadbeat and didn't pay and that was weeks and weeks ago but they still have the number one spots that I got for them. So the page just gives the standard WP database connection error and none of the interior pages even "exist" anymore yet the rankings remain. Months later. Which is kind of funny to me. Yet I still have the number one spot, and now I really just need to find someone else in that niche that wants the top spot - and will pay for it.
     
  11. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

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    It depends when the site was last crawled,if you have it EXACTLY as it was you should be fine.If you have added new articles it'll affect everything,this can be good or not so good.In hanggolf's case the site hasn't been visited due to lack of any new content so the bots have no reason to visit.If you want the site to drop hanggolf simply ping it a couple of times and the bots will update the serps.
    Run the site through YSE and click on some random baclinks then check them out manually,that's what I'd do to check the status of some of them at least.
     
  12. randsamp

    randsamp Newbie

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    You should be fine if all the URLs and content were kept the same.
     
  13. dragonlube

    dragonlube Regular Member

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    dont see an issue here, same thing as the servers crashing for a period of time, just put everything back EXACTLY how it was and your good.
     
  14. craigslistguy

    craigslistguy Regular Member

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    backups sure do come in handy ;)
     
  15. ScrapeBoss

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    So long you maintain the same content, title and url structure, you would be in the same spot as before.
     
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    webnise Regular Member

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    Do you have an account with Google Webmasters tools? If yes, have a look if there are any errors reported by Google Bot like 404 etc. If that is the case, then resubmit your sitemap and let Google crawl it again. If no error is reported, you should be fine but it is better to re-submit your sitmap.
     
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    It totally depends on whether google had recached your site in that time frame of the pages being down, if it did, then your rankings will suffer quite a bit actually, but after a few more caches, the rankings will slowly pick up