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My index page dropped off from google indexing



9:28 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Dear Folks!

After a PR update, my site went up from PR-3 to PR-5, but my keywords and site index page drop off from the google indexing. even by giving site: operator and either giving a site address, the site is not appearing in the search results. Also not found for any keyword. Only few site pages are indexed in the google, but the index page disappeared. In addition to this, sometimes when I give "site:" operator it returns index page but when I search it again, it drops off... could you please tell me what is going on with my site. Is this kinda penalization, and if so then why Google gives me PR-5.

Thanks Folks,



10:31 am on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

Same happens to me. I'm not sure what really happened, our PR jumped from 1 to 3 and SERPS dropped from #1 to nowhere !


12:35 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

I found this hapening to me several months ago, I left it alone and it came back, although not in as good a position. Have you been link building recently?


1:14 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

Your site can drop if youre getting good traffic but youre not constantly building fresh links correct?


6:26 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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no we are doing quality linking.. all are links indexed and cached in google.. but don't understand why google shows this abnormal behavior in ranking.. any idea?


6:42 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

We made some redesign of pages. But keywords are not touched. Just plain html redesign.


7:38 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

I would be inclined to leave it for a few weeks and see if results come back naturally. I know it is hard to sit and watch nothing happening, if you begin changing your site you may end up giving yourself a lot of work and hasle for nothing.

I had 4 sites, all seemed to go the same as you describe. Here is what happened to them.

Site 1:
Sits now at #19 for main keyword, were as it had a top 10 slot before this

Site 2:
I had carried out minor site wide keyword work before I was dropped, traffic and positions now back after just more than 2 weeks

Site 3:
Back after 2 weeks of no Google traffic. Stronger and improved internal pages than before.

Site 4:
No improvement, Dropped from #1 to #5 for main keyword, but no internal page searches. Google traffic dropped over 90%, have give up on it, so if it improves it is a bonus.


9:01 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Which one of these URLs does your site link back to as the root page?

- "http://www.example.com/"
- "http://www.example.com"
- "/index.html"
- "/index.php"
- "/"
- or some other?


4:53 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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the link back site is http://www.example.com or sometimes we used to add www.example.com and example.com.. and we had linking on www.example.com/index.aspx too ..but not heavily. ..


4:59 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member planet13 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

no we are doing quality linking...

What exactly does that mean?

What do the backlink profiles look like of the sites that are linking to you? Do they have spammy backlinks?


4:22 pm on Aug 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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no they are not spammy, mostly are the blogs sites.. and somehow we posted links on social networks... we also carried out article submission.. yes.. we had a minor change on our home page... where some text and few graphics were added "PLANET13" see we have pretty good campaigns but still not getting where exactly we did wrong..

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