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5:15 pm on Mar 29, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys!

I need help... Moved one month ago from one site (301) to another, and the same... when fetching it by Googlebot from WMT, the site appears in SERP, after +-12 hours he is gone... and it's all time, what it can be?

1) backlinks over 100+
2) speed ok
3) anything in WMT, all clear
4) niche - medicine
12:28 am on Mar 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I think I saw one such case on google webmaster forums but as far as I remember, there was no real answer on why it happens. Sorry, I do hope someone can shed some light on this bizarre issue :(
12:38 am on Mar 30, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Have you checked bing or duckduckgo? If site shows there, then it is something on g's side. If site does NOT show there, then there's something on YOUR side.
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tangor, you're right, the homepage doesn't show in these SE... I don't know why, will think about this
12:51 pm on Mar 31, 2019 (gmt 0)

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FWIW, the most common problem I've seen when this happens is that someone's left a meta robots "noindex" tag on the page template during development and forgotten to remove it. Worth checking. You would be surprised how often this occurs.

You might also want to check your DNS setup, and check with your registrar and host that your site is functioning. A mistake in robots.txt could affect how the site is seen on all engines.

Another possibility, you don't quite describe what might be involved in this...
Moved one month ago from one site (301) to anothe

Any chance this was an old domain, perhaps an exisiting site, repurposed to take avantage of existing links? If so, there a lot of possibilities, none of them really good...
- possibly, the old domain had been burned so badly that all of the search engines were in agreement...
- also, possibly, the number of backlinks doesn't mean as much as the quality. 100+ can be a lot of backlinks, or not many at all, depending on what they are. Have you run a backlink checker on those inbound links, and looked at some of the linking sites?

I wouldn't know how to account for various search engines having similar reactions to the situation, except to say that I increasingly see Google and Bing reacting similarly to inbound links from throw-away domains. Additionally, DuckDuckGo is actually a meta search engine, relying on API data from other engines, which in turn rely on each other, so it's not as independent. as you might at first believe... albeit the privacy it affords is independent.

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- possibly, the old domain had been burned so badly that all of the search engines were in agreement...


Had this happen with a client about 2 years back. Little start up, decent product(s), about 60 pages, all clean code/simple ... just handed me the domain and said "go". All done neat and proper. And six months later nothing, nada, zip ... A little research AFTER THE FACT proved the domain burned.

Despair!

A change in domains (nothing else, an no redirects for the burned) and in 30 days was fully listed and producing income.

Something to think about.
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I need help... Moved one month ago from one site (301) to another, and the same... when fetching it by Googlebot from WMT, the site appears in SERP, after +-12 hours he is gone... and it's all time, what it can be?

blacks, after the events of the past week re Google's pattern of dropping pages from its index [webmasterworld.com...] ...I'm guessing that what you experienced was an early manifestation of the pattern that was eventually more widely observed... that the page/ site might reappear in the visible index after being resubmitted, but would stay only for a limited number of hours before disappearing again.

I'm wondering whether this is what was affecting you... and whether your site is now remaining in the visible index, or is still disappearing. Note that John Mueller has said that Google would not be indexing all pages, so it might be the new normal for your pages to drop out again. Your feedback here might help us get a better idea what distinguishes pages that stay from pages that don't.

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nothing changes for me for now, and my previous domain from March 2018 (which before 301) also had this troubles, so I don't know what is going on)