Sites Being Indexed in Google then Deindexed Immediately

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Dear Warriors

I've been very busy creating affiliate mini-sites (5-6 pages) for physical products in the last few days, my first attempts. I usually concentrate on my own products, but I thought I would give physical products a go for a while.

I created one site a few days ago. I started an Adwords campaign and submitted the site via Social Marker.

It made it's debut in Google at number 5 overnight. I was ecstatic. I even made a sale. I was dreaming of gold houses and rocket cars.

By the same time the next day, it had disappeared from the index doing a site:mysite.com search. I was so sad. I felt like I had lost a friend. I could no longer revel in its success.

With a bit of an effort, I soldiered on. I started another site. I toned down my linking and bolding. I didn't submit to anyone. I made a real effort to ensure it didn't look like I was trying to game the search engines. This morning after submitting my Adwords campaign, it appeared in Google at number 6. This afternoon it was gone from the index as well.

Is this just normal with a new site? Can I just soldier on and not go and drown my sorrows somewhere? Because right now I feel utterly dejected. There's quite a bit of original content in them. I'm pretty conversant with SEO so thought they were optimised quite well and naturally. They are not linked to from anywhere, except bookmarking.

I was working on 2 other affiliate sites, but have stopped. What is the point of all this work if they are going to be deindexed immediately?

Is it normal for new sites to appear and disappear? If not, what I am doing wrong for this to happen?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    i think that's always been the case that Google seems to "favor" new sites, has them very high up in the rankings at first..but then they start sinking.

    Even established sites can bounce in the SERPs all the time.

    Just keep doing what you doing, social bm etc. The success comes with consistency. My $0.02
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    Remember that Google is not one website.

    It's hundreds, run on hundreds of thousands of servers.

    Your Google search may be served by a data center in New York one day, and one in San Francisco the next.

    Those data centers are not clones. Google synchronizes over time. New index updates are constantly being pushed from one data center to another, but it takes time.

    So your search may have hit a Google data center that had already crawled your new site, and the next day, when your computer did the DNS lookup to resolve google.com into an IP address to request the webpage, it may have been given the IP of a different data center that doesn't know about your new site yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    Oh, I see. Thank you Dan. I feel much better now.
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  • Profile picture of the author milan
    Has happened to me more than once. Don't worry. Google kicks out of their index sites with no backlinks pointing to them. When you start your Adwords campaign it crawls the site and realizes it's new. Adwords is good to let Google know you have a new site But it takes time for it to find your backlinks. Keep building links and Google will catch on.
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  • Profile picture of the author terryd
    Don't forget that Google is in the middle of doing one of their 'shuffles' at the moment so your sites might come and go over the next few days.

    Just concentrate on content and link building and hopefully when the dust settles your site will be near the top.

    Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    Thank you, Milan (and hello again =). It's very reassuring to know it has happened to you also.

    Greeting to a fellow New Zealander Terry, Nice to meet you! Thanks for the heads up on that also, much appreciated.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      Nearly every new site I make disappears for a few days at the beginning - it usually gets indexed and ranks well, disappears for a while, and then comes back again. It can take a while for Google to decided where exactly to rank a new site. I wouldn't start worrying just yet.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
        Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

        Nearly every new site I make disappears for a few days at the beginning - it usually gets indexed and ranks well, disappears for a while, and then comes back again. It can take a while for Google to decided where exactly to rank a new site. I wouldn't start worrying just yet.
        By that do you mean disappears, disappears? As in when you do a search for your site it is gone from the index? Then it returns safe and sound a few days later?
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        • Originally Posted by Lesley Huntley View Post

          By that do you mean disappears, disappears? As in when you do a search for your site it is gone from the index? Then it returns safe and sound a few days later?
          Yep, that's what happens to me. A search of site:myurl.com gives no results. Then Google wants to know if I checked my spelling! :p

          After a bit, these sites return, in the same relative place in the SERP's (unless my competition does a better job of optimizing their page in the interim).
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        • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
          Originally Posted by Lesley Huntley View Post

          By that do you mean disappears, disappears? As in when you do a search for your site it is gone from the index? Then it returns safe and sound a few days later?
          Yep, that's exactly it - seems to just get deindexed but usually comes back in the same place (sometimes better).
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            I've found it happens often if you are using web 2.0 or similar to try for fast indexing. The site is indexed quickly - but then it's gone and takes some time to get it back in google.

            I link to a new site from an older, established site (temporarily at least) and submit a few articles, (a hub and lens or blogs help, too) and the site is indexed in a couple days and doesn't usually disappear. I save the web 2.0 for later when I'm adding more content.

            We see a lot of advice here to "do this to get your site indexed quickly" but I'd rather wait a couple days for indexing irather than have a site that comes and goes.

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  • I just checked my SERP's for a couple new URL's I put up. Both are MIA, despite backlinks to both. Contrariwise, a few niches I dominate are still going strong: I still hold the top 3 results for some local search terms.

    Overall, my local stuff has better sticking power than broader markets...
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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    Thank you guys all so much, I felt ready to just go back to other projects this afternoon, now I feel like I have my mojo back.

    I'm so glad to be a member of this community. Warriors are the best people.

    Keep me posted if your sites surface again Vince, I'd be really interested to know.

    Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Skribblez
    This is what usually happens to me when I try to get sites to rank with social bookmarking. You can read my post here aswell:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...s-indexed.html

    This is what I've found that works for me.

    Don't social bookmark your main domain!

    Rather, make hubpages, blogspot blogs, wordpress blogs, submit ezinearticles, etc. and social bookmark all of these.

    All of these will of course have a link back to your domain, and you will need to have varied anchor text.

    I've tried this on one site. So far so good. This does require some effort, but it pays off in the long run. My site is still going strong in the top 10 after 2 weeks, usually I'd get booted out in just 1-3 days.

    Well, let me know how it works for you if you decide to try it.
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    • Profile picture of the author JustVisiting
      Originally Posted by Skribblez View Post

      Don't social bookmark your main domain!

      Rather, make hubpages, blogspot blogs, wordpress blogs, submit ezinearticles, etc. and social bookmark all of these.

      All of these will of course have a link back to your domain, and you will need to have varied anchor text.

      I've tried this on one site. So far so good. This does require some effort, but it pays off in the long run. My site is still going strong in the top 10 after 2 weeks, usually I'd get booted out in just 1-3 days.

      Well, let me know how it works for you if you decide to try it.
      Definitely going to try this, starting Right Now
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    • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
      Very sensible advice, I will try this, thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author adamv
        Keep in mind that while Google may be the biggest and the best search engine, it's not the only one.

        I would keep making sites the way you have been. Hopefully your Google rankings will return but you may also get some good traffic from the other search engines as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    Lesley,
    I'm in the same boat. I feel like sending Google some flowers and hoping he'll take me back too

    Skribblez, good advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author naonline
    The same thing happened to me. I was ranking well for product names I was reviewing then disappeared for a couple of weeks. Today I'm back and ranking higher than Amazon for 2 of those product names.
    Try submitting a site map using google webmaster tools. Also, have a read of this - SEO Expert Services | Website Promotion - Top 10 tips to rank well on Google
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