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Google Rank Issues

Posted on November 30, 2007

Strangely enough this site - which used to rank #2 for the search “Eric Olson” - is now wiped from the record of that search (realized it from looking at my referral traffic in my FeedBurner site stats - in fact, all my search traffic pretty much dropped to zero for any term). I can’t figure out how or why that happened. I am hoping maybe someone out there can help me understand where I may have went wrong or how Google may have missed me. Please comment on this post or shoot a note to eric [at] ericjohnolson.com if you have any ideas.

Believe me, I know I am not the most important Eric Olson in the world but I figure my site should turn up in the first handful of results for my own name. Is this because I am now a Xoogler? C’mon guys… I still love “the Google.” :-)

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  1. Justin Ward December 1, 2007 7:56 am

    I had a period a while back where Live Music Blog literally just disappeared on MOST of the search terms that it was ranking highly on. This happened for a week. All traffic on the site was mostly gone at this point, as I rely on search traffic to help pay the bills. Alas, a week later, 100% unexplained, the traffic came back and the search results began to feature the site again. I went on forums, I updated my sitemap, I triple-checked my feed, etc. etc. — NOTHING led me to believe that I had done anything to change anything that would let them think that I changed anything. The only idea I had was that one of their servers in one of the data centers crashed out and they had to restore a backup to it or something. It doesn't explain the fact that everything should be super distributed and failsafe, because for me, I can assure you that it was not. It looked as through we had disappeared when we had not at all. Give it time and patience; it'll work itself back out. Plus you do have friends there that might be able to help out (cough*cough* ME). ;)

  2. Jake P December 1, 2007 3:56 pm

    Dude…you didn't think we'd just say "see you later" when you quit on us, did you? Revenge is a dish best served warm, Beotch! ;)

  3. Jeff December 2, 2007 6:30 pm

    Did you change anything behind the scenes? I was going to say like Jake P, you did just quit Google, they wiped your entire existence from the web like you were never born.

  4. Frank December 4, 2007 9:23 am

    Wow! You're right…you are nowhere to be found. Your blog is basically gone from Google. Hmm…did someone at Google have it in for you?

  5. Aaron Olson December 11, 2007 7:26 pm

    Have you checked <a href="https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/siteoverv…Webmaster Tools</a>? Our site disappeared from Google once and checking the webmaster tools confirmed that they'd labeled our site malware (!?). There's a form there you can use if that happens and we were back in Google search results in 24 hours. Best of luck!