How long does it take before Google starts de-indexing your pages on server failure

I recently got the opportunity to discover how long Google would keep showing my content on the search engine result pages when my web server was unavailable. Predictably, I only had a short window of time before my content got removed. And the first content to go was my top ranking pages.

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How to keep duplicate WordPress content out of search engines

Last year I discovered that some of my content had been deleted from Google’s index. After confirming that Googlebot could still access the post in question and excluding every possibility of accidentally blocking Googlebot (robots.txt, firewall rules etc.), I opted to resubmit the post for indexing using Google search console.

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Fake Chrome apps published with Google as the developer name

I’m pretty much done with getting annoyed by all the spam and fake applications populating the Chrome Web Store. But still, once in a while you come across something special that is just too good to pass up.

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Google Analytics has been removed from this site

About a year ago I replaced Piwik (an open source analytics platform) with Google Analytics due to a project that consisted of hosting this website on the RPi2. Since the RPi2 did not have enough “juice” to power Piwik, I went with Google’s proprietary solution instead.

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Chrome Web Store – Your new one stop shop for malware and spam

While installing some apps and extensions from the Chrome web store I noticed that there were a few well known products delivered by developers totally unknown to me (and Google search). LastPass, AVG AntiVirus, Snapchat, Viber and others were available sporting their trademark name and logo, but from publishers without any affiliation with the actual brand.

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