Whether you let your domain expire, your server crashed or you got penalized for breaking Google's webmaster quality guidelines, having your website de-indexed is a serious issue. Once the damage has been done and the site has been completely de-indexed, webmasters are left wondering how to recover from such a catastrophe. Getting de-indexed isn't a death sentence, however. Brands can recover from it in as little as one week depending on the size of their site. Reclaiming organic search rankings may take up to one month or longer, and traffic will suffer until a full recovery has been made....
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