New Posts not showing up on Google

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  • #879082

    raincoaster
    Member

    What TT is saying IS true. You may or may not have indulged in that behaviour, but if you did, what she said applies. There may be other reasons Google’s not indexing you. It’s not indexing one of my blogs properly either. I’m manually pinging at Pingomatic in the meantime to cover my bases.

    A Google search isn’t turning up the title or first line of my most recent post, although the blog is four years old and has regularly been posted to and indexed within hours, if not seconds.

    #879090

    polentical
    Member

    @raincoaster. Timethief said that if I followed the linked guidelines, I would not have any problems. That is not true as I have followed the guidelines and still have had problems, with Google is no longer indexing my site.

    Still, I appreciate the feedback, and I may look into Pingomatic, although I doubt that will work as Google appears to have decided that my site should not be included (as opposed to simply not knowing it’s there). I wish you luck with your own site.

    #879091

    raincoaster
    Member

    Pingomatic WILL work. It’s restored my social media blog to its usual place in the rankings.

    #879092

    timethief
    Member

    @polentical
    This may or may not apply but I do think it’s worth looking into > Google Penguin Update Recovery Tips & Advice

    #879093

    polentical
    Member

    @raincoaster
    That’s great to know about Pingomatic, thank you. It’s a way of reminding them of the entire website, correct, or do you do it for individual posts as well?

    @timethief
    Thank you for the link. One of the reasons I never broke any of Google’s rules was because I simply don’t know enough about this whole process! I do appreciate the education.

    #879096

    polentical
    Member

    @mysterym @macmanx Jonathan Leger has a post up in which he hypothesizes that Blogger sites (including his own) have been given a major boost in Penguin.

    #879102

    savantmuse
    Member

    Well this is good news and bad news.

    Good because now I know it’s not my anything on my end that’s making me invisible on Google suddenly. In trying out Chrome to fix a WP problem, I find now that I can’t find my blog using Chrome.

    Bad news because Google is a primary search engine and they’ve just wiped our blogs off. I’ll definitely do as others did and let Google know what’s up. Many thanks for everyone who brought this problem to our attention.

    #879103

    raincoaster
    Member

    That would not surprise me at all. I’ve always gotten the feeling Google was jealous of WP.com’s SEO advantages over Blogger, which have always been substantial.

    And pingomatic will remind them of the entire site.

    #879107

    mysterym
    Member

    So migrating to Blogger now….? I’m really sad. I wish I had chosen Blogger in the first place.

    I want my money back….

    #879109

    polentical
    Member

    @mysterym Who knows exactly what’s in the algorithm? Maybe it’s possible that it bumped up WordPress blogs as well…just not mine.

    #879110

    raincoaster
    Member
    #879116

    polentical
    Member

    @raincoaster Thanks for the Webmaster tools link!

    Also, my site is now being indexed again on a regular basis. All is back to how it was before! I don’t know what did it. Perhaps Google has tweaked Penguin to adjust for the sites it was unjustly penalizing? I did fill out the “complaint” form, so that could have been it. Otherwise, I haven’t changed my behavior at all.

    #879117

    timethief
    Member

    @polentical
    I know you are addressing raincoaster but I just wanted to say I’m so happy to hear that — yes! :)

    #879118

    polentical
    Member

    @timethief I meant to respond to everyone because I really appreciate how people help each other out on these forums. You in particular seem to be everywhere. Thank you!

    #879119

    mysterym
    Member

    Hi everybody, thank you all for your support and theories of why things went wrong. Now my blog is indexed as well. However another problem comes with the Google search (not in Yahoo) as it links my site with https://.. The message is this:

    You attempted to reach mysteerimama.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.wordpress.com. This may be caused by misconfiguration on the server or by something more serious. An attacker on your network could be trying to get you to visit a fake (and potentially harmful) version of mysteerimama.com. You should not proceed, especially if you have never seen this warning before for this site.

    So now people have to be afraid of “attacker” if they enter my blog, because apparently “server identifying itself as *.wordpress.com” is not a secure connection.

    I contacted WordPress and the reply is the following:

    “As to why Google is linking to the https:// URL instead of http://, that’s something you may need to contact Google about.”

    I doubt that Google cares at all. So yes, it is indexed again, but noo, it is labeled as unsecured connection.

    Hope I’m the only one with this problem.

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