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Sep 5th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Google killed my site!!!!
One month ago, I changed my site’s permalink structure in wordpress becuase a plugin required me to do so. After changing the permalink structure all of my links in google search result leaded to 404 error. At that time I thought that google will reindex and recrawl my site very soon and I promised my customer that the decrease in number of visitors will be solved soon and google will reindex your site. However, the visitors of my site decreased day by day and now it is one month that the problem has not been solved yet. I did everything I could do to recover my site but they did not worked. As a last resort I checked my site in Google webmaster to see if there is any manual action that I could do to make Google reconsider my site. However, my manual action page is empty and Google has not provided any tool to inform it that my site is not webspam.
Now my site is dead indeed. What can I do to tell Google revive my site pleaseeeee. I did not want to violate your guidelines. It was just a mistake, Google please!!!!
Thank you in advance for any response to my post
Sep 5th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Piss poor planning on your part IMHO.
Best option - undo what you did... you do not need search engine friendly URLS and your test here proves that. With link the URLs mean nothing towards ranks.
Next best option - edit all links to new URL rewritten pages.
A fair alternative (but not as good) add redirects to where the mod-rewrite page(s) are now.
Sep 5th, 2013, 07:55 PM
Thanks for your opinion fathom
I think that google has removed old links from its index. Therefore,I cannot undo what I did, i mean that it won't work. Am I right? Regarding the next best option, how can I edit the links?
Thank you in advance for your response.
Sep 5th, 2013, 09:31 PM
Why would Google remove such links?
Originally Posted by Mohammad64
if the links remain, and not deleted by the owner(s), are not nofollow and are not included in a disavow list... then the pages will recover.
Sep 6th, 2013, 03:00 AM
all the pages will recover. Google is just updating the links. Don't forget it's always an automatic procedure, you just need to wait.
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