I no longer appear on Google. At all.

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    Hi. Just curious. I’ve dropped off google’s search results completely. No issues with trying to game my search rank. I havent changed a thing. My last two blogs don’t register at all on google. I’ve got about 175 blog posts, havent had this problem before.

    I have no idea why the blog is suddenly invisible to google. By the way, my settings allow my blog to be listed on google. Havent messed with that.


    The blog I need help with is kingofages.com.



    Your blog is indexed by Google (197 results).
    Your blog is indexed by Bing (248 results).
    I’m sorry but all search engine issues are between the blogger and the search engines.


    The latest “Penguin” update that Google did seems to have some major issues (as does anything that Google does over the past few years) and it may take a month or so, possibly more for things to settle down.

    If I were a member of the tinfoil hat brigade, I would think that Google hates all of us. :-)



    Sounds about right!


    I just cranked mine into Bing and there were 21,000 results;
    Google= 40

    Semper Watching!
    Dick G




    If I were a member of the tinfoil hat brigade, I would think that Google hates all of us. :-)

    I like thge way Google is cleaning the SERPs of all the duplicated content, no quality and low quality content. It makes my contracted reseach and writing jobs far easier when I don’t have to visit dozens of sites trying to locate the original source.



    Read hwat Google’s position is on duplicate content across domains here > http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359
    Also note that when I discover any duplicate content blogs I report them to Google forthwith.



    @TT – do you know when the latest changes started at Google? Some sites I help with have traffic down others are up a bit – all original content – – or maybe just their lucky month?



    The changes are ongoing and aimed at reducing webspam and promoting high quality content. The Panda alogrithm is still operating to eliminate duplicate content and has been upgrdated and fine tuned. Panda is designed to target pages that aren’t spam but aren’t great quality.

    In the next few days, we’re launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam. The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google’s quality guidelines. This algorithm represents another step in our efforts to reduce webspam and promote high quality content.http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-step-to-reward-high-quality.html

    The Penguin Update launched on April 24 went live for all languages at the same time. It’s designed to locate black hat webspam punish pages that have been spamming Google with keyord stuffing, cloaked links, paid link schemes, reciprocal link schemes, and purposeful duplicate content, etc. Google Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice

    P.S. Google also did a Toolbar PageRank Update on last Thursday.



    Thanks @TT – –

    the changes I noticed were all well before April 24 so maybe things just aligned nicely for at least a while for me – my main site traffic is quite modest by your site’s standards – I don’t do marketing very well – so search engines are my main source of traffic and from time to time someone will like one of my articles and pass it on to their friends or post a link in a sailing forum and that article gets a day or two of up traffic

    thanks again for the links



    You’re welcome. Neither of my blogs were negatively affected by the algorithm changes. My personal blog is a modest one too with low traffic and search engine traffic is important for both of my blogs.



    Thank you for your relevant response on the Penguin update.

    (hmm, reading these posts can be a bit like conducting a search on Google).

    I’ll do my homework and adjust accordingly.




    Do you think that it’s possible that your post titles are problematic?
    Post Titles and URLs > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-title-url/
    Eaxmaple of your titles > John 15:9-17. Love One Another As I Have Loved You



    “Eaxmaple” was meant to be “Example”



    I wondered about the titles but Google had no issue with them before. I think under the new algorithm, I’ll consider any possibility.




    I’ll treat this as resolved. I think it may take a couple of weeks for me to figure how the new algorithm works. If I cant figure it out, I’ll post again.

    I’ve been blogging for nearly three years, and yes, google ranking is an issue, though my site is non profit and will never be used to generate income.

    IE, I will never accept ads or sell anything.

    Having said that, Google is particular about how it ranks similar sites in a given vertical category. It takes a little patience to adapt.


    “Do you think that it’s possible that your post titles are problematic?”


    good point.

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