My article was pulled from google overnight.

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I wrote an article a few days ago that's been on page one for my keywords. I've been building backlinks to it off and on, just to make sure it keeps its position. But when I checked this morning the article doesn't even appear to be indexed at all anymore. What happened?
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron H
    I had something similar a week or so ago, along with another friend who wrote an article within a day or so of mine on a completely different site, both blog articles dissapeared out of the index after about 3-4 days (both sitting near the top of G).

    Then both articles reapeared a week to 10 days later at slightly lower positions, I think Google does a quick bit of evaluating on the page by shoving the article to the top and watching how people interact it and then decides after that where to put you in the SERPS. I've also noticed this for my employers site, mostly we watch our analytics but theres a couple of core terms we keep a close eye on for competition every day or two but every now and again we and the page 1 regulars get bumped down the rankings for a surprise visitor to the top slots.

    I'd just keep working as per normal and take another look 10 days later.
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    • Profile picture of the author greff
      Welcome to Googleworld!

      Sometimes you can't get them to come back up. Sometimes they come up much later.

      Just go on and don't stress over it.
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      • Profile picture of the author M Thompson
        A lot will depend on what the niche is like , if it's a busy one this is pretty normal, if it's a small niche with not many new sites then your article will probably stay up top for a while.
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    • Profile picture of the author Colin Evans
      Originally Posted by Aaron H View Post

      I think Google does a quick bit of evaluating on the page by shoving the article to the top and watching how people interact it and then decides after that where to put you in the SERPS.
      Finally, somebody who doesn't try reading tea leaves or throwing bones :p

      Seriously, I like your reply - it does have a lot of merit and could well be one of Google's little tests...
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  • Profile picture of the author Karin
    It is a very common pattern. I have seen it many times, and in almost all case the article reappeared within 3 weeks. But I have also found that if you continue to submit good content, it should not be too big a deal.

    You can try to point some social bookmarks to it, in an attempt to get it back up, but I cannot say that that has made a world of difference for me so far.
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    • Profile picture of the author indie08
      Hello,

      I'm using Angela and Paul's backlinks to my goarticles pieces. After 2 days my article is gone. I'll keep building backlinks and see what happens.
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