Yesterday your blog was ranking Super high because you followed the right ON-PAGE SEO, the next day, your entire website seems to have completely disappeared from Google Search Result like it never existed, you are now wondering, what happened, did I do something wrong?
First and foremost ensure that there is no black hat SEO in play before I can help you to stabilise your ranking so it won’t disappear again.
Go to google.com and do a site:domain.com search. This will tell you which pages Google is currently indexing. If you don’t see your site at all follow the guide below if you want to continue ranking and SEO success!
Reasons Why Your Disappeared From Google
1. Duplicate Content:
Duplicate content is when people copy content from other websites and try to pass it off as their own. Ensure that your write-ups and unique and not duplicate. Try everything within your ability to cure both internal and external duplicates.
2. Changed Your Keywords and/or Titles:
One mistake many blogger do is Changing their Keywords or Titles, Changing one may not hurt but going through all the posts, all at once! It will be disaster!
The buttom line is this; Once a post is ranked and index. DO NOT change the titles of your post.
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3. Stop Spamming:
Google wants to eliminate any webpages that use tricks that are against its webmaster guidelines. According to Google, using any of these techniques could result in your website being deindexed:
- Automatically generated content
- Participating in link schemes
- Sneaky redirects
- Hidden links
- Scraped content
- Participating in affiliate programs without adding sufficient value
- Creating pages with malicious behaviour, such as phishing or installing viruses, trojans, or other badware
- Sending automated queries to Google
4. Avoid Keyword Stuffing:
Keyword stuffing is a black hat SEO tactic that involves inserting or loading webpages with keywords and numbers to manipulate a website’s rankings on Google.
5. Don’t Deceive Visitors:
Don’t show Google one thing and then show visitors another thing. Try to be as transparent as possible. Don’t link to pornographic websites when your website is supposed to be about blogging or school news.
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6. User-Generated Spam:
User-generated spam is created by people or bots that leave comments linking back to a website on forums, comment boxes, and user profiles.
To prevent this, it’s a good idea to remove all spam comments (check out Akismet or Antispam Bee if you use WordPress) and manually moderate the content appearing on your website.
7. Don’t Create Thin Content:
Google tries to provide users with the most relevant content to match their queries and rewards websites that are able to do.
According to Google, thin content is defined as having little or no original content. Having thin content can result in Google de-indexing your site or drop in your ranking.
Were you ranking number one on Google and suddenly stops ranking? Check out the measures I have outlined above. It should help you get back to Google front page.
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