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Can it take 2 months for Google to deindex a PR4 backlink?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by andrej, Jun 15, 2014.

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    I have the following problem:
    I hired a Penguin recovery company to help me to recover my website from the Penguin 2.0 penalty. They recommended me to remove a link that I had from my other website that is still PR4 even if it has some spammy backlinks. So I removed this backlink 2 month ago, but last week my website lost all its Google rankings for my main keywords.

    I'm afraid that one was my strongest link.

    Can it take Google to deindex a backlink from a PR4 website even 2 months? Or did something else happen to my website?
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    andrej, Jun 15, 2014 IP
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    Hello Andre,

    Something else happened to your website. It's not the PR4 taking 2 months to re-index.

    Google crawls sites regularly, and the higher the authority of the site, the more frequent Google crawls them. I don't have exact data for you, but a PR 4 shouldn't take any more than 1 week to get re-crawled. That time can be even less if you pinged it or updated your site map.

    Hope this helps,
    DiggitySEO, Jun 16, 2014 IP
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    Karuna17 Member

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    One week and two months... i doubt, it's because of the link removal...
    But was there really a need to remove the link if it had really been the strongest one?
    Karuna17, Jun 16, 2014 IP
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  4. andrej

    andrej Notable Member

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    Thank you for your replies. I changed some things on my website, so that's probably the case.
    andrej, Jun 17, 2014 IP
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