Help! Website Ha Been Dropped By Google After 404 error

  • fifi00
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Hi everyone.

I'm slowly starting to panic and would greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.

I was away for three weeks in September and returned to find that my hosting company had removed my website due to an accounting error. The website was down for a week and put back up on Oct 2nd. Googlebot stopped by during the downtime and recieved 404 errors and I assume as a result, dropped my website.
I was ranked quite well for certain search terms now nothing!

I noticed from my logs that googlebot stopped by on 8th oct but my website has still not been reinstated?

Do you think Google will reinstate a website that has had 404 errors? How long to you think it will take? Will my good rankings be returned or will I have to start from scratch again :-(

Do you think I need to contact google? If so how.....and what to say :-{

Thanks a million
Fiffi
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Hey there,

Well, have you made an XML sitemap yet?

If not, I would create one and submit it to google.

If you have, then try resubmitting that to google. It lets google know you have fresh content or made updates to your website. In this case, your errors will be gone and google will refind your pages.

It will take some time, but you will get back up in the rankings.

Best of luck.

Sincerely,
Travis Walters
admin@codebuyers.com
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fifi00 wrote:
I was away for three weeks in September and returned to find that my hosting company had removed my website due to an accounting error.


ie, I was out with my mates and I spent my hosting money on weed and mcdonalds lol.

re submit your sitemap, you could try re adding your site to google.com/addurl but if you go and make a few new back links when google finds them it will return.
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Sitemap is the best way to indexed your site quickly...
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fifi00 wrote:
Hi everyone.

I'm slowly starting to panic and would greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.

I was away for three weeks in September and returned to find that my hosting company had removed my website due to an accounting error. The website was down for a week and put back up on Oct 2nd. Googlebot stopped by during the downtime and recieved 404 errors and I assume as a result, dropped my website.
I was ranked quite well for certain search terms now nothing!

I noticed from my logs that googlebot stopped by on 8th oct but my website has still not been reinstated?

Do you think Google will reinstate a website that has had 404 errors? How long to you think it will take? Will my good rankings be returned or will I have to start from scratch again :-(

Do you think I need to contact google? If so how.....and what to say :-{

Thanks a million
Fiffi


I wouldn't stress to much, if you have disclosed everything to us & left nothing out, then your site should be back in the SERP's within 2 weeks (Not sure of position, but it will be there)

I normally add a few pages a week & it has been pretty steady with Google at 1-2 weeks max thus far for each of my new pages to list in the SERP's.

Now if there are other issues with your site such ad Duplicate content, Omitted pages, Spam Penalties, Etc.. then it may take you an additional 4 weeks (Depending on the severity of the penalty).

I'm not 100% sure on Googles Penalty list or lengths of times (Only Google knows all that). I have only been penalized once for link spam & that was because I added a signature link to a pre-existing account with a total of 1,800+ posts, so when all 1,800+ IBL's hit at the same time Google, Yahoo, & MSN dropped all IBL's for 3-4 weeks as a penalty.

Good luck to you..

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