If you website ranking well and positioned well in search engine, and disappeared suddenly from the search listing after few content additions of content. No worries! All you have to do is check if there was duplication of content in your website or your website content was copied to a website which has a better page rank then yours. The below are few possibilities of a sudden disappearance of website from search engines.
Case 1: Duplication of Content
To check if the website content is copied from some other site visit www.copyscape.com and analyse your website. This shows the list of site which has similar content. So if you feel like the content in your website is same like the other, just tweak your content. In case your content is original and someone has copied it, report it to Google or any other search engine provider.
Case 2: Duplication of Content within website or from your old website
If you have the same content in 2 different web page links, then you need to block one from search engine index, if you want the other page not to be indexed. To do this, visit Google Webmaster central, add and block the link which you don’t want the search engine to crawl. (Though you can do this using the .htaccess or robots.txt, this method will also work in Google – as Google is most used search engine, importance is given to Google search)
In case your entire site or specific pages is the same as your old website, all you have to do is take the content and have them in the server backup, and see that the old website doesn’t appear. Once the entire website shows a 404 error, resubmit it to search engines, so that once they crawl, if there is no content found in the website, search engines will remove them from their index.
Case 3: Website Server IP
This rarely does happen, if a website has two servers 1. Live server and 2. Development server (which is not supposed to be available for public and is used in internal organisations). If you buy a website ip from a service provider, and by chance you get a the ip of the link, which was ranking good and now is dead, the content which you may post would reflect on the website which doesn’t belong to you. So your website will appear in 2 different website.(only the url will be different, all the others will remain same) This is something the Web host provider needs to take care off. In this case, you need to ask the host provider to clear the cache of the old server.
Case 4: Link Spamming
Link Spamming is frequently changing the links with the same content. When a search engine crawls the website, and if the links keep on changing, and each time, the previous link is dead/broken, then search engines will think, those are spamming links. So this may also lead to drop in search listings.
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Apart from this there are many reasons, but these are few important points, which optimizers see that there is a sudden drop in the traffic. (Even I forgot, these things, and later realized, these are the things, I missed out during analysis. Though I concentrated on the few things which does occur normally)
On Page Optimization is one of the important things that needs to be taken care while developing the website and content. On-Page Optimization is nothing but “On the Page Optimization” which means optimizing the content within the page. There are certain important factor that needs to be check-listed while doing on-page search engine optimization (On-Page SEO). They are
1.) Title Tags
Optimizing the title tag is one of the important elements in SEO. Title Tags are the first things that are shown when the search engine indexes a web page. The title should be given more importance and appealing enough for the searcher to click the web page to know more information.
Title Tag should be descriptive with the business / site name and the keywords that provides the flavor for the entire content. The title should be descriptive as well relevant to the content of the page, with proper target keywords.
2.) Meta Tags
Meta Tags include Meta Description and Meta Keywords. Meta description should contain the information relevant to the business / services, which would explain the business or the web page’s purpose in a short line.
Meta Keywords – the terms that are used / searched by the users. When choosing keywords keep in mind it should be relevant to the website content, and think in the customer’s point of view, to provide the right keywords. Don’t stuff the keywords and keep repeating the same keywords in the keyword tag.
3.) H1, H2 & H3 Tags
H1 – Heading 1 – can be used for some important title or section of the page
H2 & H3 – Heading 2 and Heading 3 can be used to provide sub-titles or post titles
The above mentioned tags will provide good prominence in search results. Also Bold words would also increase the prominence, hence search engine gives importance those keywords highlighted in bold text.
4.) Hyperlink , Anchor Text & Alternate Tags
Alternate text are used while hyperlinking specific keywords. For example, for the keyword “online marketing” the alt text can be “internet marketing” with the link taking the target website.
Anchor texts can be provided for internal linking. Internal links can either be hyperlinked or can be provided with anchor link, bases on the length / topic of the content. Internal link is also considered one of the important thing in SEO.
In this way, the images also can be optimized having proper naming convention for title , linking with the right appropriate alt tags.
5.) URL Structure
Many do concentrate on the conent , keywords alone and forget the necessity of the url. The url can also consist of certain keywords. Say for example, I want to speak about PPC, then what I would do is create a folder called “internet_marketing” and inside this folder will create another folder as “seo” and then would put the content, naming my file as “Pay-Per-Click”. So my url structure would be /internet_marketing/seo/pay-per-click.html
This url optmization also fetches good result
6.) Content & Keyword Density
Though nowadays keyword density is not considered that much important, but still it is good tohave the relevant keyword in the content as well, appearing atleast once. The content should have the keyword, proper h1, h2, h3 tags, hyperlinks and so on as discussed above.
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