(UPDATE 1-11-2012) Should I give up or keep working on my website. Here's why I ask.....

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1-11-2012 UPDATE: I decided to go page by page through the SERPs and after going waaaaaaaay back to page 49, I saw my webpage that disappeared.

The good thing is my site was not banned, the downside is the waiting game. Moving forward, I need to keep adding content and pace myself as far as adding backlinks. I think I added too many too fast.

I'm still getting on average of 20 visitors a day from that page. It was nice seeing over 100 a day but in due time it will retuen.



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I was just starting to make sales and than all of a sudden, my webpage vanishes. I cannot find it anywhere. It was the only page as the site was new and I can only work on the website a few times a month as I have a full-time job.

My webpage was in spot number 5 on page 1 now it's gone. I was just starting to get 100 visitors a day. It's been about 4-5 days now and I still can't find it. I did submit to Google for reconsideration.


Should I keep adding content or dump it and move on?
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  • Profile picture of the author BenFromSoMo
    Just seems like the Google dance. Has it been deindexed altogether or is it just way down in the rankings?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by BenFromSoMo View Post

      Just seems like the Google dance. Has it been deindexed altogether or is it just way down in the rankings?

      It's indexed for sure. way down is an understatement. It's gone.
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      • Profile picture of the author MattVit
        Originally Posted by TheNewGuy2010 View Post

        It's indexed for sure. way down is an understatement. It's gone.
        When he says deindexed he means from Googles index.
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    • Originally Posted by BenFromSoMo View Post

      Just seems like the Google dance. Has it been deindexed altogether or is it just way down in the rankings?
      Yea this sounds like the dance to me. This is very common in SEO especially if your site is relatively new.
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  • Profile picture of the author Henryj93
    Keep adding content on it, and see if google ranks it back up. If you have some visitors already then do not end it, there are also other search engines like yahoo and bing so do not give up hope and keep at it.

    Try to follow googles guidelines, make sure you did not break any rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    You should keep adding content. Although Google is the best, but it is not the only search engine.

    You still have yahoo, bing, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author DeskCoder
    Same exact thing happened to my site ... I had to wait about a week, and now my site is back. I would add some more content, and keep building links.

    I added a Privacy Policy and Terms of Use pages ... not sure if it helped.
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  • Profile picture of the author FokusNow
    Sounds like the "Google dance", keep adding content and backlinks,

    If it is a quality site, you should be able to get back to the top!

    -FokusNow
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by FokusNow View Post

      Sounds like the "Google dance", keep adding content and backlinks,

      If it is a quality site, you should be able to get back to the top!

      -FokusNow

      Yes, it's quality. Long posts and written by me. Original and unique.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by FokusNow View Post

      Sounds like the "Google dance", keep adding content and backlinks,

      If it is a quality site, you should be able to get back to the top!

      -FokusNow

      Will do. I'll try to add content a few times a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderSkyHeart
    Keep it. If it happened recently, it is not likely to be the panda update, like many mentioned here, just a google dance. You need to think about the few days just before your site disappeared from the rankings, one reason could be that there was a suddenly injection of backlinks pointing to your site.

    Another unlikely reason could be that the domain name has expired but haven't been auto renewed. (perosnal experience) will not happen to many people but still a likelihood depending on your host.

    Another reason could be that it was hacked and code that the search engine didn't like was detected.

    That's too over the other side of the field of thinking though

    It should be the google dance, hang on, it should come back in a few days or weeks, when it's back, it could be ranked higher
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  • How old is your site? This is common with newish sites. I'd just keep working on it and see if it pops back over time. If you have a site that you know makes money, don't just give up on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by TBInternetMarketing View Post

      How old is your site? This is common with newish sites. I'd just keep working on it and see if it pops back over time. If you have a site that you know makes money, don't just give up on it.

      Hi,

      yes, the site is new. 2nd week on November 2011 is when I put it online.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Your experience is completely normal. Don't worry. Just keeping adding content and building backlinks and you'll see your site bounce back soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Somali
    Just keep posting it will get back to normal soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author BigNorm
    Originally Posted by TheNewGuy2010 View Post

    I was just starting to make sales and than all of a sudden, my webpage vanishes. I cannot find it anywhere. It was the only page as the site was new and I can only work on the website a few times a month as I have a full-time job.

    My webpage was in spot number 5 on page 1 now it's gone. I was just starting to get 100 visitors a day. It's been about 4-5 days now and I still can't find it. I did submit to Google for reconsideration.


    Should I keep adding content or dump it and move on?
    It was the only page

    To quote Despicable Me "Liiiiiight bulb"

    A large amount of single page websites have been taking a hit lately with Google clamping down and favouring content driven sites instead. As someone else pointed out, start adding content. Use article writers to write articles for targeting your niche using search volume KW's and then have them publish at intervals.

    The is a chance it could come back, but more likely than not, it won't unless you change your tactic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    if you are sure you didn't get penalized, then as what many have said continue to quality add links, add high quality and unique content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Somali
    Originally Posted by TheNewGuy2010 View Post

    I was just starting to make sales and than all of a sudden, my webpage vanishes. I cannot find it anywhere. It was the only page as the site was new and I can only work on the website a few times a month as I have a full-time job.

    My webpage was in spot number 5 on page 1 now it's gone. I was just starting to get 100 visitors a day. It's been about 4-5 days now and I still can't find it. I did submit to Google for reconsideration.


    Should I keep adding content or dump it and move on?

    Just keep adding content to your site.. How is it going now?
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  • If it is totally removed by the search engine then your site might be banned for some reason. Have you used any unethical SEO tactics to promote your site? If yes than please correct your mistake and remove all the unethical work you have done. then sent reconsideration request in Google Web Masters Tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
    Originally Posted by Ron Hitson View Post

    If you're adding rapid baclinks,slow down a bit.
    I think this was the issue Ron.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by Ron Hitson View Post

      Sounds good. As others have stated..add content and keep moving forward. I'm glad to hear that you did find your page even if it is on page 49. At least you know, in due time you'll bounce back. I'll take that........
      It's on page 48 now. I sure do miss that first page ranking but it'll return.

      Should I add more backlinks to the page?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bambu
    So, there are a couple of things that might be occurring with your website. First, it could be dancing. If it is dancing, there is no knowing how long the site will dance for. It could be gone for a week or a few months. I have a page on a 5 month old site that was sitting at ~250 regardless of what I did for about 3 months before it started reacting to new backlinks. If it is dancing, continue adding new content to your site and backlinking your pages

    Your site may have also experienced a freshness period where Google artificially boosts your rank to test how traffic reacts to your content. This period is used by Google to get an idea of how good your content is and how much the traffic they send to your site likes it. If your bounce rate is high or your time on site is low, you may get dinged (not penalized). After this period, your site will drop to it natural SERP.

    Compare your backlink profile with the competitors on the page you were at before. How does your site stack up?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Hi Bambu,

      thank you for the explanation. The page is moving. It was on page 48 this morning now it's on page 46.







      Originally Posted by Bambu View Post

      So, there are a couple of things that might be occurring with your website. First, it could be dancing. If it is dancing, there is no knowing how long the site will dance for. It could be gone for a week or a few months. I have a page on a 5 month old site that was sitting at ~250 regardless of what I did for about 3 months before it started reacting to new backlinks. If it is dancing, continue adding new content to your site and backlinking your pages

      Your site may have also experienced a freshness period where Google artificially boosts your rank to test how traffic reacts to your content. This period is used by Google to get an idea of how good your content is and how much the traffic they send to your site likes it. If your bounce rate is high or your time on site is low, you may get dinged (not penalized). After this period, your site will drop to it natural SERP.

      Compare your backlink profile with the competitors on the page you were at before. How does your site stack up?
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  • Profile picture of the author hamzidosh
    Dont give up...just keep doing EXACTLY what you were doing before it vanished from the front page and it will return back there before you know it!
    It happens all the time.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheNewGuy2010
      Originally Posted by hamzidosh View Post

      Dont give up...just keep doing EXACTLY what you were doing before it vanished from the front page and it will return back there before you know it!
      It happens all the time.

      Should I keep building backlinks to the page?
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      • Profile picture of the author extremejava
        now that you know what made you fail. come back strong with more content and backlinks. Building backlinks are like marketing your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnchristopher
    Wait let me try the whole thing will let you know if it works.. I've got the same issue
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  • Profile picture of the author BillHus
    If its new you should add no more than 25-100 links a day and mix it up. None of that 20k blasts or Big G will surely slap your site. The dance is normal even for an established site if you do some backlinking....I took a page on one of my sites and started adding about 20 links a day and it completely vanished in the SERP's then came back on Page 1 where it now resides. Be patient and keep making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    Nah, just keep building links. It is best if you shower it with increasing link velocity. Like give it 1000 links today, 1200 tomorrow, 1300 the day after tomorrow, etc.
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