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Site down a few days, google dropped PR, when back?

     
2:15 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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My site was down a few days due to a server crush. Now it is back now. Although my home page maintains its PR, but all internal pages lost their ranking. In the past G had regarded my site as authoritative and ranked most keywords as top one. Do you think G will restore the previous PR once the pages are back or G regards them as new pages?

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6:32 pm on Feb 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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From other reports we've had, it can take longer for rankings to return after a longer downtime, but if your server continues to provide stable access now, you will see a return. Exact predictions are hard to make, but I'd expect a wekk at most. Do keep us informed - it can help others.

From your wording, I think you may be confusing "PageRank" and "rankings". Or did your PageRank (the green bar in the Google Toolbar) also vanish when your rankings did?

3:30 am on Feb 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I've had this happen to me on a number of occasions and have found that my position will drop dramatically a couple of days to a week later and will be up and down for the following few months.

One thing you might look into is having a back up site at the ready with all your content loaded and the dns set up on it so u have something to fall back on when you have major outages.

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Thank you for your input.

My site was down for about one week. Every internal page lost its ranking bar and ranking on search page. I restored my site about 8 days ago. Today I am seeing many pages coming back on the first pages of search (but not at top as before), some pages has the green bar. It is a good sign and hope it will continue while google is reindex my site.