The Mysterious Disappearing Act Of Ripoff Report In Google, Again

Aug 21, 2015 • 8:39 am | comments (13) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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On Wednesday, I reported Ripoff Report was deindexed by Google, but that only lasted about 30 minutes. By the time people started seeing the blog post and social media mentions, Ripoff Report was already back in Google's index.

But it was legit, was completely gone from Google's index. I even pulled down a screen shot for a site command on both the www and non-www version:

ripoff report no documents in google

I even asked Google and they have yet to explain what happened. They did respond that they are back but they didn't explain why or what happened or even provide a no comment.

Was it something that Ripoff Report did? They did remove themselves back in 2011 but we knew that. This time, we saw no clear evidence that Ripoff Report removed themselves.

I did notice that the non-www version didn't load, and still doesn't load. So I am not sure if that was the issue.

I've never seen a whole site delisted and relisted in Google within an hour.

Jarrod Wright was the first to spot this and post it on Twitter.

Do you have any ideas on how they dropped out completely of Google and came back in full within an hour of time?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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