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Google removes all Wix sites from Search Results

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If you have used Wix, the online website builder tool, to build your website, you are probably noticing a dip in the amount of visitors. In fact, it’s more than likely that your site is suffering a major decline in page views due to a recent issue that’s causing numerous websites powered by Wix to completely drop off the Google Index.

The apparent appeal of Wix it that it’s affordable and easy to use site building process eliminates the need to hire a web design professional (You get what you pay for!).

Because all Wix sites use the same platform, individual webmasters experience much less flexibility and control than they would with a personalized platform. And, when one Wix site starts having problems, all Wix sites are likely to suffer a similar fate.

Google Webmaster Help forums have been littered with discussions over the last two weeks about Wix sites that have disappeared from the index. The search engine has issued an apology for the hassle, and told Wix users that they’ve taken another thorough look at the set-up of Wix sites. There may be a delay, but Google is working to resolve the issue on their end by reprocessing all affected sites.

For any Wix users unsure if your site has been affected, now is the time to take a look at your site’s search data for anything fishy. Ask yourself: Is there decline in index counts in your Google Search Console? Is there a sudden decrease in traffic from Google Search? You might also try performing your own Google search to see if your website can be accessed.

Don’t lose valuable business

If your Wix site has indeed fallen off the Google index, you are losing valuable business each day. Even worse—there is nothing to do but wait for Google to start reindexing, which they are in the process of doing.

In the meantime if you’d like a custom built website please get in touch to see how we can help.