Site deindexed

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Hi Warriors,

Last night my amazon affiliate site got deindexed from google. 50 pages of unique reviews and months of hard work down the drain. Seriously I am amazed by this event. And yes I did do a "site: " check... its not there anymore. Also there are 33 back links pointing at the website, so I would assume this isn't even enough volume to trigger a filter of some kind. Even if it did I would be indexed, but with loss of rankings. If I compare this to other sites I own it makes no sense whatsoever.

The strange thing is though, it would appear to me that a deindexed site does not maintain it's PR ( I did a check for deindexed sites and they have PR: n/a), and my deindexed site still maintains its PR.

So my question: Do deindexed sites maintain their PR? Could it be a mistake?
#seo #deindexed #site

  • Profile picture of the author Aznich
    My Amazon site got deindexed too at the same time as you.

    Did get some backlinking done with a Fiverr gig recently, thinking that must be it.

    Was really starting to get some momentum too. Am shattered.

    Is it even possible to recover from this, or will I have to get a new domain and start again from scratch?
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    Aznich, sorry to hear we are in the same situation.

    I am curious though: Did your site maintain it's Pagerank?
  • Profile picture of the author Aznich
    I had no PR to speak of, Robaski, site was only 4 months old and I had done little off-page SEO.
  • Profile picture of the author Aznich
    Robaski, were you using a particular script? Mine was a FSB store.
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    I was using a plugin to write the reviews, I dont know if you would call that a script. Other than that I have used no scripts or seo plugins. The site was crispy clean. Especially compared to some of my other websites that are not so clean , I have never had a site deindexed like this. Im am completely puzzled.
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    @Aznich: does your PR state n/a? Can you check this?
  • Profile picture of the author Aznich
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    I would recommend installing the firefox pr toolbar that comes with seobook. Its instant and loads with every page you open within your firefox browser. Very handy so you never have to look up PR again.
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Is this wolfmmiiis strat?
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    yes indeed GGPaul its exactly that strategy.
  • Profile picture of the author Aznich
    Sorry, can you explain this strategy?
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Woah, everything is wiped? How long have you had the site up? Did you create any backlinks?
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Originally Posted by Aznich View Post

    Sorry, can you explain this strategy?
    It's basically going for low competition keywords. All content, no off-page SEO except pinging, and getting them indexed through socialADR or onlywire.
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    Yep all 37 pages with 500+ words of unique handwritten content. Been live since early October. Site has 33 back links (!). Site has PR3, and still after being deindexed the Toolbar PR is still visible. Weird... just plain weird.
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Give it a couple of days. I've heard others where it was gone for 10 days and it came back.
  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Is this just one site? Are you working on multiple sites? Right now I have 4. So far none of them are deindexed. But I'll keep you posted.
  • Profile picture of the author nik0
    Deindexed sites always show up as PR n/a, maybe Firefox needs some time to update it.

    Anyway I would just move the posts to a new domain and keep on adding again.

    Make sure that you don't use an excessive amount of affiliate links per page btw, that could be one of the reasons.
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    Ive just installed Google Webmaster Tools and submitted a sitemap. Ive also asked to have Google crawl the page. Im pretty sure it will not matter, but I need to stay positive and hope I'm wrong in thinking this site is ruined.
  • Profile picture of the author Robaski
    @GGPaul: This is my third one and the first I made, with the most content on it. The other 2 are fine, but this one was just starting to do well.
    @Niko: Ok thats good to know about the PR. Will keep a close eye to see if the PR gets removed within the next few days. Regarding the affiliate links: 3 per article, that hardly seems excessive imo.
  • Profile picture of the author masterpeez4py
    Hello friends, my site was also deindexed using the same strategy no backlinking right from the start. Unfortunately I just started building links 5days ago.

    I remember in december my site did the same thing and disappeared for 10days but came back. I was using a wordpress plugin that helps to place your keywords in meta tags i think its YOAST plugin or so, all I did was to uninstall the plugin and I came back in 10days.

    My site has over 200 pages and doing extremely well. I was deaf when ggpaul told me to create a new site and split my work in 3places but I planned to sell my site and instead decided to put more work on this site that got tanked so that i can sell it on flippa and outsource my writing job, because i am tired of writing.

    Well I did 1k plus in 3months and I would say it was worth my effort. And if it comes back then its great for me. Well with no delay am already moving the content to a new site. and i think i will split the content to two new domain at the same time.

    Will keep you posted

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