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I fixed this issue in Sunday but since then my organic ranking has not improved at all. On the contrary it is very bad. I have RSS, XML sitemap, txt sitemap and html sitemap and i add content all the time. So i wonder what must be wrong? Any ideas would be greatly appreciates!
Also if in my meta I use <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> do I still need to use a robots.txt file:
It may take several more days or even a couple of weeks for your site to recover mostly, and longer to recover fully. Always review your work carefully and test it. There are several files in which you cannot afford to make mistakes, and robots.txt is one of them...
Thanks for your help.
[edited by: goodroi at 3:32 am (utc) on July 29, 2008]
[edit reason] Please no specific URLs [/edit]
I had the same experience but I got reindexed within few days...
I've seen it take a few weeks. I think it depends on how popular your site was to start with.
I would recommend:
1) Resubmit your sitemap
2) Do a bit of good old fashioned link building
What is your webmaster tools analysis looking like right now? Does it have the latest robots.txt or is it showing the old version?
Thanks again, your help is most appreciated
If so, that's a good thing (for the moment) - Google should start indexing all of the URLs on your domain.
No robots.txt generally means "index everything" (as long as you don't have <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> on your pages).