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[resolved] No longer showing on Google? (10 posts)

  1. Ivaylo Sotirov
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Until last week my website was showing at the first page on google search for a few searcher. This is no loger the case, and when looking those same words again my website is nowhere to be found :(
    I try searching site:http://menutabg.com and it shows all my pages, so they are indexed.

    The only thing I've done recently is that I've changed the permalinks to my pages, and re-submited a sitemap to webmaster tools.
    I'm really stumped by this, and dont know why it happened or how to fix it?

    My website is http://menutabg.com, sitemap is http://menutabg.com/sitemap.xml

    Thanks
    Ivo

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  2. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It seems to be working for me.

    - Try flushing any caching plugins you might be running, as well as server and/or browser caches. To clear cache in your browser, press clrl+f5 keys simultaneously. Also, try different computer/different browser.

  3. Ivaylo Sotirov
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Tara, thanks for your reply :)
    I'm afraid I wasnt clear enough in my post.
    What I mean is a week ago, when looking up the terms "папки за меню", "папка меню" on google search the website used to show up on the first page. I tried it on multiple computers then.
    Now it doesnt, and I cant find it in the other pages also :( I'm sure I must've done something and wonder what it could have been and if it is reversable?
    In the meantime I've resubmitted my sitemap, and I'm waiting to see if this will have any effect.

    Thanks again

  4. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Probably you are already using them, but, if not, also check out Webmaster Tools: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home

  5. Stew Dellow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You say you have changed the permalinks - this would probably affect your rankings. If the pages that ranked for the terms you were searching for have had their permalinks changed Google's indexed pages will direct to a 404.

    If you are going to change permalinks you MUST set up 301 redirects. Find out more about 301 redirectes here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93633?hl=en

  6. blograzzi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Google did algorithm update (Hummingbird) last week.

  7. Ivaylo Sotirov
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you sdellow,
    I'll read up on 301 redirects, this sound like it could be the reason why the site suddenly dissapeared.

    Thanks again for your help.

  8. Ivaylo Sotirov
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Problem is resolved! Thank you sdellow :)
    When I changed the permalinks I also had to set up 301 redirects
    from the old links to the new ones, otherwise Google's indexed pages kept directing to a 404 error.
    So untill new indexes were created I was basically invisible to search

  9. Stew Dellow
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem! Glad you got it fixed.

  10. Ivaylo Sotirov
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I used the following plug-in http://wordpress.org/plugins/eps-301-redirects/
    which I highly recommend, since it was really easy to used and worked in an instant.

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