Three weeks ago I was making light of my lack of common sense by looking for an answer to a simple problem in a sensible place. I proclaimed myself “Yoda Of WordPress”. It’s good to laugh at oneself from time to time. At that time, I was working on a re-fit of Bloggers Market for at least another year. I had gone through several re-builds with my other Blogs and felt like I was up to the task. It was certainly one of those “sooner or later” type of deals. I jumped in.
Re-building means just that …….. changing things. Unfortunately I changed a little too much and by the time I was ready to import the old tables from my database, things had changed significantly. After importing my tables, everything was there, but I had no categories. So everything was listed as uncategorized. Great!
I dropped out about half of what I had originally built over the past two years, so I thought I would just deal with the posts and the comments one by one from the old Blog …… over to the new Blog. That’s going to be about 2000 different posts and comments. Oh well, I couldn’t really do it in one night. So I pulled together what little I could to make the site presentable. The site looked killer. I was totally pleased. I would just take the next couple of months building the site back to where it once stood ……. I then went on to other projects …….. bad idea !!!
After three weeks of working on an extremely high-tech Website for a local home builder, it was time for another post. I thought before I went on to write this weeks post I would check-in with Father Google and check-out the months traffic ……… there was none !!!
At first I thought I might have left the analytics code behind when I re-built the site. But analytics was showing I had two or three visits during the week. Oh man ………. no content; no traffic! I had been de-indexed from the search engines ( Google for the most part ) that quick, because my content is missing from my site. I have yet to move most of it over from the old site.
Moral of the story ……. you can be de-indexed ( if that’s the right term ) as fast as you can be indexed. Just great! Yoda of WordPress goes from victory to de-feeet. Hey, thanks for stopping by and remember any time you need me to torch your Blog, just drop me a line ………. I’m just an E-Mail away!