Site deindexed - is this a cause of concern?

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Hello World. A site that I put up around a week ago using John's (XFactor's) method was indexed and ranked at number 5 within 24 hours of building it (and it got me one Adsense click). But afterwards, the home page was removed from the index and now just recently the whole site is now gone. I have NOT done anything wrong with this and of course I avoided showing my site to anyone. Should I worry about this? And do I need to resubmit my sitemap or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    If you got something indexed and de-indexed with 24 hours you must have done something very bad. I want to know what it is, so I can figure out a way of getting away with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezaaron
    You should be worried. SE's will usually not remove a site from the index unless it has a noindex, nofollow meta tag or something. If it suddenly disappeared, you can contact Google, etc using webmaster tools and ask for reinclusion.
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    • Profile picture of the author kingside
      Not true.. this is very standard. Sites are often indexed, ranked, and then disappear for several days or even a couple weeks before appearing again.
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      • Profile picture of the author AJsVRE
        Well perhaps a bit of clarification is needed. Are you just saying that you can't find your site on the first few pages of google? If that is what you are saying, it might be the "google dance" as people like to call it. It dropped way down in the serps, but if you give it time, and continue to build links to it, it should pop back up.

        IF you are saying that it can NOT be found when you go to google and type:

        site:yourdomain.com

        then yes, I'd be concerned. Unfortunately I don't have any advice for this. If this is the case, you might like to tell us EXACTLY what you did to/for the site so it could be figured out?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kirahster
    I have had multiple sites indexed and then deindexed shortly after. I just kept on building links and they reappeared in the SERPS at a similar position.

    BTW when I say deindexed, I mean completely removed from the SERPS even when I type in my domain in brackets.

    You should be fine, anyways it is too early to worry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Well, here is the thing: I built the site, submitted the RSS feeds, it's indexed and ranked at #5, got an adsense click. Didn't touch it ever since and built links to it using GoArticles. I hope it's just temporary, we'll see what happens.
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    Well, here's something percuilar - pages from my site are back in the index now. But the thing is, it is all my subpages and not my home page this time. Is there a problem here?
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  • Profile picture of the author Richelle123
    I experienced the same thing with several of my articles. I couldn't figure out why my articles would suddenly disappear after hitting the front page of Google within hours. That sucked! But I noticed they reappeared in several weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    Has happened to me quite often.

    In fact, it happened to one my sites a few weeks ago. About 4-5 days later it came back. A few weeks later it was top of the SERPs for its low-hanging fruit keyword.

    It's just the Google Dance, don't worry about it.

    (Unless you were using black hat techniques, which I doubt since you'd then know/expect your site to be deindexed)
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    • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
      Originally Posted by TristanPerry View Post

      Has happened to me quite often.

      In fact, it happened to one my sites a few weeks ago. About 4-5 days later it came back. A few weeks later it was top of the SERPs for its low-hanging fruit keyword.

      It's just the Google Dance, don't worry about it.

      (Unless you were using black hat techniques, which I doubt since you'd then know/expect your site to be deindexed)
      Black hat is trash, no way I'd use that. But yeah, did you mean your homepage disappeared from the SERPs (with your other pages still indexed) then it (the homepage) came back?
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      • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
        Originally Posted by Biggy Fat View Post

        Black hat is trash, no way I'd use that. But yeah, did you mean your homepage disappeared from the SERPs (with your other pages still indexed) then it (the homepage) came back?
        Yeah I figured (re: the black hat stuff)

        With me the homepage and another page was indexed. I checked back a day later and both were gone.

        Not sure if the "other" page went first, but either way they both disappeared - so *nothing* from that site was indexed during the initial stages of 'the Dance'

        Then it came back
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        • Profile picture of the author pluto1
          Check to make sure that your site is actually disappeared, deindexed or varying positions. You can use this position checker to check the exact position of your website. I have seen this common problem with new sites. My new sites would appear at good positions in google and then disappear, making me do lots of work to bring them back at the same position.

          So, keep on creating those quality backlinks. It may show up again anytime soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrich
    i think you must used black hat method to index your website that's why your website indexed soon and disappear permamently
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  • Profile picture of the author Centimetro
    It's absolutely normal for a new site to go in and out of the index; it takes time to stabilize. Probably because of the way googles servers are setup.

    Although I can only speculate on the exact cause, I will say that this has happened to every single new site I've ever made, and they were all back a few days to a week later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Crafty Blogger
    I just experienced this with one of my new sites this week too. Main page disappeared completely for a few days after being on page one for about three weeks, and then was re-indexed and returned after about three days later. I would wait a week or two before getting too worried. You may, however, want to also try updating your blog (if it is a blog) to make sure the main page wasn't deindexed due to a duplicate content issue with one of your post pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Smokey_Joe
    I guess what most people are talking about is not "de-indexed" but "moved way down the serps". It makes all the difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
      Originally Posted by Smokey_Joe View Post

      I guess what most people are talking about is not "de-indexed" but "moved way down the serps". It makes all the difference.
      Nope, I mean de-indexed.

      As in, site:www .example.org and site:example.org show nothing at all up
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  • Profile picture of the author janiels
    google dances and it happened a lot to me before, actually a couple of times but it got back soon, so if you haven't used any kind of blackhat tactics then no need to worry about it, it will definitely come.

    by the way what's John's (XFactor's) method? never heard of this one before.
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