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(Entry was posted by Fabian Petersen on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, December 13, 2018).

My blog posts disappeared from Google completely

Dear all, my blog posts disappeared from Google completely, they where previously present, but now cannot even be found with the "site:" search. Does anyone know where they went? 😅 It`s a wordpress blog hosted by Siteground. I took the xml sitemaps (including the posting page`s) from Siteground and added them in the Google search console, but that did not seem to help. Thank you kindly for any advise!

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Jim Munro: Hi . Welcome. You don`t have to but you might receive more useful answers if you provide your URL.
  • Michael Martinez: I think this is a new site? It`s normal for new content to kind of pop in and out of Google and Bing for a bit. Since you verified the site with Google Search Console, consider using the URL Inspection Tool to resubmit your blog posts for priority crawling. You only have a few of them. Otherwise, just see if you can get some friends to link to the site and be patient.
  • Jim Munro: Use the site: operator search to check all of your urls. You might find a problem in htaccess. I checked one of them last night and it 301 redirected to an image but I can`t remember which one, sorry.
  • Fabian Petersen: What helped was the fetch and render tool in Google webmaster tools. The old posts are back, the newer ones probably need more time. Thanks for all comments
  • Jim Munro: Are you sure this is the outcome you want? There`s nothing on your home page but a few navigation links.
  • Fabian Petersen: yeah there are a number of things I need to fix but it`s good it`s on Google now.

View original question in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, December 13, 2018).

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