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have 2 urls that became de-indexed ...what can I do to get them re-indexed?

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Msg#: 4151233 posted 2:34 pm on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone,

This topic might be already posted in another thread ...I looked around, but couldn't find an answer to my problem, so I am posting here.

I recently wrote a post on a product review and also listed a summary of the post on my product review page (all on my main domain wp site). Initially I was indexed in big G within minutes after publishing the review post, and picked up by Yahoo on the 3rd day. (<--got pretty good rankings too considering no backlinks, and pretty competitive kws)

Then on the 4th day after publishing my review, I went in edited the review (i..e. added a video, made minor changes to the content, tweaked graphics etc) ... during this process I ended up re-publishing the post numerous times as I kept finding other small things on the post I wanted to tweak.

Ever since..., my keywords no longer are ranking (I use Rank Checker) in big G or Yahoo.... though I began ranking again in Yahoo 4 days later and currently still am.

But I am not ranking in big G, so today I checked the urls using "site: my url" and neither url is indexed in big G.

Is there a way to get theses 2 urls indexed again?

(FYI) During this time I have submitted articles (on the product) to several major article directories - using links to my review page & to a new squidoo lens I created for this prod review (<-- which is 5 days old and not yet indexed either), ... the squidoo lens points to my review page and the vendor's sales page. Hopefully this will help get my pages re-indexed, but not sure.

Am I correct in thinking it was the numerous re-publishing of my review post (as I have an extensive pinging list on this wp site) that caused my post to become de-indexed? If so why did the prod review page become de-indexed as well, for I never messed with that one after posting the review summary?

Things that make me go hmmm...

Sorry for such a long post, may seem a little confusing ...so let me summarize my main questions:

1. What caused my de-indexing?
2. How can I get the 2 urls re-indexed?
3. What should I do in the future to avoid being de-indexed when revamping published posts? (if this is what caused the problem in the first place)
4. How can I get my Squidoo lens indexed?

Thanks in advance for your time & input.



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Msg#: 4151233 posted 2:15 am on Jun 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thoughts and possible solutions:

Sometimes a search engine (assume playing with their algorithm) will have a sudden and dramatic change in rankings. I have seen sites, for no apparent reason, fall from page one to obscurity and then return in 1-3 months - without doing anything.

If you are very concerned I would suggest checking your code for any problems, making certain that you have not used scraped content, you have not used black hat SEO and have not done any spamming. THEN, on Google, you can formally request reconsideration. You will not receive any type of confirmation or reply however your nquiry will be handled.

If you don't see positive results there is a chance that your domain has made it to a blacklist and should be abandoned.

For more info you should read Google webmaster guidelines and do your best to comply. We advise all of our clients to ALWAYS play by the rules! Hope this helps!

[edited by: martinibuster at 6:27 am (utc) on Jun 16, 2010]
[edit reason] See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]


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Msg#: 4151233 posted 4:22 am on Jun 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

The best way to get and keep a page indexed IMO is by building followed inbound links to that page from external URLs that are themselves indexed by the engines.

The phenomenon you describe is not at all uncommon. Google will frequently index a page only to deindex it a few days later.

They will also provide an artificial boost to a newly indexed URL causing them to rank on page 1 of the SERPs ahead of other pages that have ranked there for a long time (even though the new URL doesn't legitimately deserve to be on page 1 based on it's overall ranking score). It's often referred to as the Google "honeymoon". Then a few hours, days, or weeks later the URL disappears from the rankings and falls deep into the SERPs where the "should" have legitimately ranked all along.

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