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SERP Related Article Nuked by Google
MonkeyFace




msg:4268185
 10:04 pm on Feb 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

I had written an article related to Google's SERP based on a certain thing. In the process I invented a term for which my article should rank quite good, the term had not been used anywhere else (as far as I know, confirmed with Google). I confirmed my assumption, it did indeed rank quite good - quite near the top spot, 1st page.

Today it's gone from Google's index. Confirmed it with the :site parameter.

Strange observation, what could have caused that? My blog is nothing spammy or suspicious in nature. All original content. The content is less as of now, I update it once in a while, it's a year old blog. Some of my posts rank quite good, they are still in their places, except for the one related to SERP. Is Google trying to shut me up or am I just paranoid?

 

g1smd




msg:4268216
 11:37 pm on Feb 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Do any other sites link to the article? If they do, you'll find that the sites linking to the article will rank for it, and your article will be nowhere to be found.

That's a scenario I have seen several times, especially when searching for the exact article title in the SERPs.

MonkeyFace




msg:4268227
 12:02 am on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

My blog is nowhere in the popular scene when it comes to links. Also I wrote the article just a few days ago.

TheMadScientist




msg:4268229
 12:14 am on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

I wouldn't stress on it too much right now...

I have recent pages 'bounce' in and out at times, and imo there's something going on (changing, updating, something) because today GBot hit almost all the pages on a smaller site I have, in a row. That doesn't ever happen ... Waiting to see if it happens on any others, but I get email notifications of their bot traffic on this particular site and today is the first day I can remember this many pages spidered in a row. It's usually one a day or so and hours apart if there are 2 or more, so there's something different about their spidering today, which usually indicates 'something's up' in my experience.

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