Google's Matt Cutts On What If My Site Goes Down? Are My Rankings Doomed?

Jul 11, 2013 • 8:10 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google 404 ErrorThe topic of how Google handles downtime and how that may impact your rankings in Google's search results is nothing new. In short, short periods of downtime, even a day, should not have a negative impact on your rankings. Prolonged downtime will have a negative impact on your rankings. Why? Google doesn't want to send searchers to sites or web pages that are down and offline.

Like I said, we covered this over and over again. I'll list the stories below. First, let me share a video from yesterday with Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam, talking about that topic:

Some of our other stories on how Google handles downtime:

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07/11/2013 12:20 pm

You have covered it over and over again and Matt has talked about it over and over again. There is so much more he could talk about. Why he goes over the same old crap is beyond me.

Paid Shills Suck

07/11/2013 06:12 pm

Mutt gets paid for this scrap, he a professional liar. Barry and his idol and partner in crime Danny Sullivan also get something for repeating Google's propaganda. Google is killing organic to increase clicks on ads. The algo that generates most ad clicks is chosen by Google. Not all Indians are crooks but Amit Singhal is one, he agreed to do with the algo what Page said, that's why he replaced Maria Mayer.


07/12/2013 06:44 am

stop putting video explanation @matt i am fed up with following your tips. :(

Mukesh Kumar

07/12/2013 09:31 am

hello Matt , please stop all the non sense , We all know how much quality you have in your results , so please keep quiet , Right now you are laughing on us but time will come when people lough on you. I

Kyle Risley

07/14/2013 04:14 pm

I don't buy it. I have seen my site lose ranking on the first page after less than 24 hours of down time in a competitive niche. After the hosting issues were resolved my original rank was restored.

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