Following on from my last post, checking this morning my site is now indexed back in the SERPs. Personally I very impressed as to how quickly Google has done this, although currently I only rank 5th for my domain looking for the term “Pak Hou Cheung” – which Imagine will be number 1 again in a few weeks time.
In getting my site re-indexed this quickly, the following factors must be noted:
- I sent a Google bot via Google Webmaster Tools to help index the page quicker – the actual effect of this in terms of the time parametres is hard to say. However for any sites facing indexation issues this is definitely worth a shot.
- The authority of the URL itself still holds value. Although not the most authoritative in the world, the domain itself still holds some weighting.
- Size of website in terms of pages and actual files, being relatively tiny, the crawl would of been relatively quick for the Google bots to re-index.
- Lastly the competitiveness of the SERP space, as you would imagine the name “Pak Hou Cheung” isn’t the most competitive in the world, thus making the website re-indexed in the SERPs is a relatively straight forward job.
The true complexity, of this runs along more than 4 bullet points, however the simple answers are normally the most correct. A lot of people in the industry try to over complicate SEO to the point that they make it seem a lot harder than it is. The truth is, SEO is relatively straight forward, the hardest part is the execution and implementation, which I look forward to discussing about in a future post about the world of SEO in 2015 from my personal perspective.
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