Recently, I had a server go offline.
Hosting company was confused, turns out was a server migration that wouldn't work and got stuck.
Now, I've never had this happen...
Instead of changing the arecords to another server and using a backup taking fifteen minutes, I did nothing, like a deer standing in the headlights if an oncoming truck.
I guess in some way I wanted to see what would happen.
Of course, the site started tanking after only a few days, what could I expect? It isn't reasonable to keep a page high if it isn't there!!
After restoration though, the site came back, but to a former, lower rung, G SERP level for many, many keywords.
It seems there weren't enough lost links to account for it, so I am guessing now it's some kind of minus or strike, a penalty not detailed elsewhere that I am aware, against the site.
Are the present links now weighed as only a percentage of each's full weight?
Will the SERPs re-climb with flawless delivery of pages in coming weeks?
People used to tell me page delivery speed could affect G algo. Clearly, this is at the xtreme end, with NO delivery.Check out M a TtCU ttss' Video on the subject HERE
. He says it doesn't affect anything. I don't believe him. SO much else of what he's said in these videos is just not true. If I considered all his words as truth, I'd be very confused.