7 thoughts on “Can a site's downtime affect its ranking?”

  1. Just to add to this.. An old site of mine is still in the index even though it's been down for at least a month. I would say it takes much longer rather than much shorter for a domain to drop out of the index.
    However, I guess it also depends on how popular your site is and how often Google crawls it.

  2. So if a site is down for the short term, a day or so, I take it that site indexing and former page rank would be restored to the same level as it was prior to the server downtime (assuming nothing has changed on the site and the same incoming links exist). Is that correct or is their some penalty especially with the page rank? …..meaning that more work has to be done to get the former page rank.

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