Duh! Removing My Site From Google Wasn't a Good Idea!

Sep 7, 2011 • 9:33 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Duh! SEO momentAre you ready for a laugh at someone else's expense?

A Webmaster complained that his "Site not showing in google search result at all and it should!" So what happened?

As Googler Pierre Far explained in a Google Webmaster Help thread, the webmaster used the remove site feature to successful submit a site removal request and it worked. The site went poof, and was no longer found in Google.

Why would this webmaster then complain that his site is no longer in Google? Ready for this? And I quote:

Yes I removed entire site, because the google content was outdated. But I thought new content would come back by submitting site to google. Obviously I was wrong.

I feel bad, but once in a while we need a good laugh at someone else's expense.

In any event, the site has some good content and they deserve a link. Check out the Best For Chef web site and here is hoping to a full and quick Google recovery!

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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09/07/2011 03:14 pm

Recovered already Barry ;)

Joe Youngblood

09/07/2011 05:11 pm

If only Panda recoveries were that fast.

Michael Martinez

09/07/2011 05:26 pm

Actually, it's unintended experiments like these that will answer many speculative questions about what happens when you remove an entire sites for years to come.


09/07/2011 05:27 pm

Ha, we have all done something as silly as that before.


09/07/2011 09:54 pm

Maybe it was an extremely tricky scheme to get a high-value link from SEORoundTable...  In that case IT WORKED!


09/08/2011 02:11 am

"Maybe it was an extremely tricky scheme to get a high-value link from SEORoundTable...  In that case IT WORKED! " To compromise a whole site delisting for just one link ? I guess no one would do this if he could have predicted the outcome.


09/08/2011 06:45 am

I can honestly tell it was a mistake. But all's well that ends well. :)


09/08/2011 06:52 am

I am contemplating doing something along those lines and getting a link from seroundtable. I would love to.


09/08/2011 04:25 pm

Pelagic, Are you the owner of the site - if not, how do you know its recovered? Getting listed again doesn't necessarily mean a full recovery of traffic/ranks

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