My Blog Homepage Was Deindexed by Google and Here’s What I did to Get It Back

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A couple of weeks back my blog homepage was not appearing in Google search results for primarily branded keywords like “All Tech Buzz” “Alltechbuzz” or even “Alltechbuzz.net”.

alltechbuzz homepage deindexed

This was quite shocking, and I was astonished to see such thing happening. Other than this everything was quite normal. I didn’t find any notification on Google Webmaster nor my traffic decreased. This has raised several questions in my mind like.

Negative SEO:

Intentionally or Unintentionally, I have built quite a good number of haters online, and these people help me in building backlinks since the time I stopped working on it. I don’t build link anymore, but various other people do link building for my sites to drop my rankings.

To be very honest negative SEO doesn’t hurt your rankings in most of the cases. But there are cases when negative SEO affects your blog/website. So, you must keep an eye on the rankings and links that are pointing to your website. I do use premium tools to monitor my backlinks and rankings. I also keep on disavowing the links that I feel are suspicious and irrelevant. I do this once for every two months. But after investigating more into the issue, I found that it was not negative SEO that has lead to deindexing of the homepage.

What was the root cause?

After I had dug deep into my backlinks and Google Webmasters link report, I found that many sites were linking to my homepage with the anchor text “All Tech Buzz”. More than a year back I have designed a couple of templates especially the popular ATB Blogger Template, which has got quite a good response from Bloggers and was used by many newbies/experts as it was having many built-in features with easy editing feasibility.

webmasters link report for alltechbuzz

After all the major Google Updates in the past two years, the way Google looks at backlinks has completely changed. Links are good but too many of them is bad. So, I had too many of them which had a negative impact.

As soon as I noticed the issue, I collected all the websites that are pointing to my homepage with footer link credits. I placed them in a text file and disavowed them. In some cases, I directly contacted the webmaster to remove it and some were kind to do the same. If you want to know more about Disavowing links, then you should check out my article on Negative SEO.

Additionally:

As I didn’t have any notification on Google Webmaster, there was no chance of re-appeal. That means there was no manual action and it was entirely algorithmic.

I also decided to remove site-wide links that were pointing to my other websites from the homepage of All Tech Buzz as a precaution.

Increased the frequency of Articles for a better indexing.

Results:

Within no time, the homepage started popping up on Google Search results for the branded keywords like “All Tech Buzz” , “Alltechbuzz” etc. This is probably my best new year gift and this again proved that if you are not following any unethical ways to build your website/blog then the chances of you getting penalised by Google either manual or algorithmic is probably “0”. You can see the blog showing up clearly in search results below.

Clear visibility of homepage in search results

Let me know if you have any similar experience in your comments below. You can also directly hit me a mail to admin@alltechmedia.org if you need any help in SEO.

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Saiprasad S

Useful info Imran…All the best buddy…

Inspiring. At least it’s good to know there’s a way to get relisted in Google search results after being delisted for whatever reason. Gives publishers and full-time bloggers hope about building a full time online business via content marketing.

Happy new year imran bro. Ranking high in google is best new year gift for any blogger.. Best wishes to you for 2016.

nice guide bro ..i think your experience will help me a lot and other bloggers also

Nice Share Imran. Sometime too many backlinks hurt the site rankings…

Mohammed

Nice Article Bro… Great Information…

rajesh

Good Case Study. Recently i too faced this problem.
For new site i build link with website brand name and my brand name ranking dropped from 12 to 240.
Should i remove the link or change the anchor text ?

Rightnow Same thing happening with me.I googled this but not much satisfied.I want to try thisout.Thank you Imran .You saved me .

Its really advance SEO expert’s post, After watch video feel very bad People are building Porn backlinks on Your site, Don’t know why they are jealous from you. One question that now Homepage (sidewide) backlinks is Safe?

Sweekruthi

The same thing happens with my site Imran.. Lost almost 90% organic traffic from Google in a single day.Started disavowing links as you said and waiting for the result

Hello Imran.
Very Useful Information.I have a question bro. If we make free backlinks ( that are provided by some websites in bulk ) to a domain that is ranking higher than our website then will that domain suffers low ranking or not.

i have seen this issue on your site while searching about alltechbuzz in google. i thought to inform you but while busy in work i forgot this matter. happy to see that you solved that.
Thank you

Nice article bro.

Rudra Ramyasree

Hi Imaran ,
i am recently started website on job and carrier guidance.for website promotion SEO services are very important
.your article helped me very much about website marketing strategies .you experience in blogging very rich

thanks for such information

Monish kumar mv

Hai imran,
It happend to me like this few weeks ago but luckily i got it back.
The content was really useful

Nice article Imran … i got a new infromation from your experience

very helpfull article bro thanks for the advice .

Same Thing Happen To Me

Imran.. This is the kind of world we live in, not to get regretted, but to show what we are capable of , you proved it again kudos!

That was very shocking, but how you recovered was amazing.

Basheer Orsala

Hello Imran,
Cheers, that you have recovered your blog. Btw a nice case study.
Keep sharing such strategies.

It looking great, You re-indexed your blog with clever trick. Congrats and thanks for sharing this!

Hey Bro keep it up we love your blogs 🙂

i also share your this article in my blog today if any one face same problem so they can recover it.

thanks again.

Awesome Post Bro It helped me a lot & keep up the post’s like this

Hey! Imran I have recently started a blog on seo and blogging niche. And your blog is helping me a lot.
Thanks for the useful posts.
Keep it up man.
Vishal,

Thanks for sharing… very useful blogs..

Srikanth

Very nice information Imran.

I was suggested this web site by means of my cousin. I am not positive whether this publish
is written by means of him as nobody else recognise such special
approximately my problem. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

That is really good thing to know how to get re index pages if they get deindexed by mistake. Thank you for posting this information.

Alex Shabu

yes i totally agree with you

Nice article bro.

Bro help me
My site Foreworetech.com first i hosted from wordpress but i getting error so i transfer my site on blogger.and my old post is not good so i deleted all post and i start my new site with new post but google index error how can i index my site . Running hosting platform blogger so i have not knowledge how to sitemap please help me.google search results is show my all old post but not any post showing on google.how can i do next help me

Aqib Anjum

I’m Facing The Same Problem But Not with My Homepage, I’m Facing This Problem with my Posts

Nice Article Man! Helpful Cheers ! 🙂

very very usful information on to know how to get re index pages .Thanks for sharing valuable article.

very helpful article bro thanks for it

Shivankar

Is there any way to remove manual penalty on a blog which has been completely de-indexed.

Imran I have the Same Issue My home Page is Deindex and Rest Of the site pages are Indexed Don,t Know Why But After Searching of Google i got Your post I was doing The same Thing as you done i exchange my websites likes With each Other In the Footer and with Direct Anchor Text which were Showing thousands Of backlinks in my web master tools From a Singe Domain so after reading This removed all the Links Which I put On my others sites now Lets See How its Works and How Long Its take to Work ………..

Praveen kumar

Need Help: Facing the same problem. But there is no low-quality backlinks and notification on GSC. What I have to do.
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