Will my website come back to life?

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So I had a website that had just come back from a penalty in google and was climbing up again. I had to uninstall wordpress on that site so it's back to 0 now. How much will that hurt my rankings if I take another month to build it back up again?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Why would you delete the WP install If you was moving up the SERPs?
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    • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Why would you delete the WP install If you was moving up the SERPs?
      it's a bit embarrasing so I prefer not to explain, but what would happen if I build it again in a month or so?
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      • Profile picture of the author rixou
        Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

        it's a bit embarrasing so I prefer not to explain, but what would happen if I build it again in a month or so?
        Although i am not Matt Cutts but I can tell you one thing for sure, if you build quality links with anchor variations, you'll be up in SERPS in no time...

        but no one can be precise on this, not even G!
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

        it's a bit embarrasing so I prefer not to explain, but what would happen if I build it again in a month or so?
        The main problem I can think of is, you deleted all the ranked WP page URLs.

        Did you 301 any old/ranked page URLs?
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        • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          The main problem I can think of is, you deleted all the ranked WP page URLs.

          Did you 301 any old/ranked page URLs?
          no :S I guess they are gone...
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      • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
        Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

        it's a bit embarrasing so I prefer not to explain, but what would happen if I build it again in a month or so?
        Only doing it will answer the question.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nelapsi
    I can give you my personal experience, I had a test site that I used while learning and when the updates came about.. it was slaughtered. Thankfully it was a test site though so I walked away for a bit to put some theories to work for me, a few months later it came back by itself. Let me tell you this site had some trash thrown at it too.. if it can come back anything can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Helphrey
    If it was moving up, not sure why it wouldnt do the same thing again. It might take a bit more time and work to make it happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiliki
    Recovery is always possible as long your domain has not been sandboxed. If you can find what page urls were getting "good" links coming in, it might help to rebuild those pages with the same urls (if they were "good" backlinks). I've had to do rebuilds and although they recovered some, I lost a lot of momentum and they never got to the same points of before, even when I did all the right redirects. I am not sure if it was because title tags and header tags were a little different, something was definitely missing.
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  • Profile picture of the author BAC
    If you will make it agian then it will considered as NEW by big G. So you need to do all seo work again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    Is it worth taking notes on the subdomain urls that where indexed on google and use the exact same ones when I rebuild it?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

      Is it worth taking notes on the subdomain urls that where indexed on google and use the exact same ones when I rebuild it?
      Either get all the old URLs (site:domain.com), or do a site-wide 301 to a new page/URL.
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaduvanshi
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        • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
          Originally Posted by Bestseller91 View Post

          You can use cache:url to find the cached content in case you didn't have a back up. Put them all back again.
          man! I didn't know this thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

          how do I go about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    how long does cache stay on google?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

      how long does cache stay on google?
      It will be deleted when the G bot finds a 404.

      Any cache pages you still have, will fade away over time, as Google finds the pages don't exist anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pressa
    A advice mate, make backups next time! Both file backup and mysql backup!
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  • Profile picture of the author K Mec
    Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

    So I had a website that had just come back from a penalty in google and was climbing up again.
    If it is climbing up do not delete...seo/monetization is easier with wordpress than any other cms platform...
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  • Profile picture of the author McMoney
    I did the same thing just like you, delete the entire contents because I'm too tired to fixed all non relevant contents for my fashion site. It probably hurt ranking but as long as you keep updating the site on daily basis, the traffic will be normal within 2-3 months.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    mmm, does the longer it goes offline affect future rankings?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

      mmm, does the longer it goes offline affect future rankings?
      No, the problem is you'll have to start over for each keyword/page. If you can recreate the [exact] URLs/pages that the Wordpress install created, then you should be fine. Or at least know the [exact] URLs & do a 301 redirect to the new page.

      Assumes you have backlinks pointing at the old pages, otherwise no point in doing a 301 redirect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Morten V
    You should have waited a while longer before you deleted it, but since it already was climbing I can't see why you did... but it's done. If you wait one week or a month won't make any difference. Just start over.
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  • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
    when I put it up back again is it best to do it as fast as possible, or should I take my time?
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    • Profile picture of the author kiliki
      Also, if you need to find a lot of the old URLs so you can do page redirects, you can also use Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine to see snapshots of what it looked like and the page names of the old site.

      OR, you can check this guy's post out on some interesting tips on finding old urls:
      http://www.seomoz.org/blog/8-ways-to...teboard-friday
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    • Profile picture of the author Digitalis
      Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

      when I put it up back again is it best to do it as fast as possible, or should I take my time?
      anyone please???
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      • Profile picture of the author ArcherWylde
        Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

        anyone please???
        Make things look as natural as possible. If what you're working with would only get 10-20 backlinks per day, dont blast the site with 1000 backlinks.

        Almost anyone can rank a site on the first page quickly, but keeping it there is a whole different story.

        Build links slowly, methodically and manually. Publish quality content. Those are the keys to STAYING in the SERPS.
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  • Profile picture of the author foggy
    I think you should build again. There are many SEO companies offer that they can recovery website from Google penalty. You should try, I also tried with a company call "linkbuildingservices" (not sure it's correct name or not) here and they realy worked well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArcherWylde
    Originally Posted by eduguate View Post

    So I had a website that had just come back from a penalty in google and was climbing up again. I had to uninstall wordpress on that site so it's back to 0 now. How much will that hurt my rankings if I take another month to build it back up again?
    If you were able to achieve forward momentum through the SERPS, chances are after you build it back up you will be able to do it again.
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