Who watched the Search Engine Watchmen?
May 3, 2011 1:33 PM Subscribe
A friend's site disappeared from google 3 days ago. Totally, completely, utterly gone. What can she do to get it back on google?
posted by sandra_s to Computers & Internet (31 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For a friend:
I have a friend who has had a actual, proper, well-designed, relevant, dot-com website that is located at HERACTUALNAME.com since 1997. She has a huge link network, meaning that she has traded links and has been linked to by others, that she has built over a long time. She is known in her community and is generally what I would call a respected subject matter expert in her field. her site is regularly updated and follows google design guidelines, always has. I can not see any google penalties.
As of sunday, searching for HERACTUALNAME reveals everything EXCEPT her own website, and no mention anywhere of HERACTUALNAME.com appears in any of the search results.
Before Sunday, seaching for HERACTUALNAME always had HERACTUALNAME.com as the first result, and it had been for a decade.
Now, google acts as if her website and URL never existed.
What could have happened?
Who can she contact?
Can someone have done this maliciously?
Thanks in advance!