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Accidentally De-indexed My Site, How to Get Back?

     
9:08 am on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

Yesterday when I was checking my index pages in Google then i found that my website home page was de-indexed by Google. Also, my all rankings were disappeared on Google.

I checked the source code of my home page and found <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"> was appearing in the source code. I am not sure how it was added to my home page. I immediately removed this meta tags from the code.

I have re-submitted the xml site map of the site in GWT.

Just wanted to know till when my page can re-indexed in Google.

What are the other steps should I take to re-index my home page in Google at earliest.

Also, how long it will take to get my rankings back on Google.

Thanks in advance
6:55 pm on Mar 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Usually they pop right back where they were within a week of removing the noindex from the tag in my experience, so my advice is just wait ... It's a 'nothing fancy necessary' to fix it thing.
12:42 pm on Mar 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator goodroi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



I am more interested in how the meta robots was changed. You might have a security issue on your hands. You may want to keep checking to make sure only the right people have access to your site and that no other accidents were made.
8:30 pm on Mar 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Was this a Wordpress based site that someone recently installed some form of SEO plug in?

A few plug ins are known to use NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW as a default.

Also be sure to check your robots.txt file too.
 

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