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7:54 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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My web hosting company made my site go away for 4 or 5 days, and now it does not appear in at least the first 10 pages of results I used to rank on page 1 or position 1 in. When I check the index with site: there are over 100 pages, but not my homepage. I have requested reinclusion. Anything else I should or can do? What should I expect?

Thanks
9:13 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member zeus is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Dont always ask for reinclusion, thats not always the best thing. I bet your site will soon be back, the googlebot has just not confirmed that your site is back i think.
9:33 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. What's the downside of asking for reinclusion?
10:14 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Your site may get a thorough manual inspection - an unpredictable factor. Why go there if re-inclusion is going to happen algorithmically anyway, as it almost always does when a site goes down but later reappears.
10:29 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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tedster said it all, as always
10:36 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Outages is regular on the web. As much as we'd like to think it is all instantaneous, the web does not move that fast. The search engines will come back and visit and see that you still live. There's no reason to call attention with a submit or reinclusion request as that might trigger a manual review.
10:48 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the responses. Makes sense. Hopefully they'll read my explanation and realize there's no need for manual review.
11:15 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep. Tedster is right.

A couple of years ago I made changes to my entire site using a new template. The template had "noindex, nofollow" tags on it, though, and I forgot to change them. A month or so later, when I saw my site disappearing, I discovered the problem. It bounced back.
3:49 am on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Don't forget the obvious - find a more reliable host.
6:45 am on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Don't forget the obvious - find a more reliable host.

I'm definitely looking.

[edited by: tedster at 7:44 am (utc) on Feb 28, 2010]

 

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