This post explains the consequences of a site going offline and how that can negatively impact that site’s ranking in the Google’s search results.
Has your website ever gone down for short period of time and have you ever wondered how this would affect your rankings in google and other search engines. A site that temporarily goes offline for a short period of time, such as less than 24 hours, should be fine. But a site that goes offline for an extended period of time, such as 48 hours or more, may see their site delisted from Google’s search results – at least temporarily.
The reason should be obvious to most of you. Why would Google want to send a searcher to a website that isn’t working? Google rather send the searcher to a site that might not be as relevant but at least a searcher can see and read. You can also note that when a site goes offline, Google will try to send those who are registered with Google Webmaster Tools a notification that there site is offline. These messages normally say something to the effect that GoogleBot is not able to access the site.
These notifications can help you ensure your site is up by informing the webmaster of any down time. For more information, please feel free to contact Evolvenet Web Design for more information about the Google Webmaster Toosl notifications that you might recieve.