Trick or Treat!

Last Update: April 12, 2020

I know...... it's the wrong calendar event for today but I played a trick on our friend Mr Google and I thought this headline would get your attention - and it worked, you're here LOL!

I wasn't going to post this but I am so shocked to the extent that it worked I feel I must tell you all.

Some of you may know that I've had a bit of a rant about the one post on my niche site which wasn't indexed (well, more of a mentioning here and there). It's an article that's been written for a while and it's a part two alongside another post which has been indexed. These two posts were written back in December and it's been firstly frustrating and secondly infuriating that this Part 2 was just not getting indexed. In fact, Part One is sitting on the first page of Google!

So a few weeks ago I decided to stick my head in the sand because it was driving me a little nuts!

But that didn't last long. It's been niggling and niggling and of course, I couldn't do anything but meddle. I had to have a tinker (yes, a bit like Twack and his car a few days ago!).

Today I've been having a bit of a check on stats and updating my posts spreadsheet and a general tidy up of things - taking it easy as you do on Easter Sunday.

I suddenly could resist no longer - I had to take matters into my own hands!

I decided to copy and paste the post onto a blank content page in site content and delete the existing one from WordPress Editor (that was scary).

I then read through the new copy, added a few adjustments here and there and added an extra word in the title (just to make absolutely certain that this would work out OK) and clicked save & publish.

This is no word of a lie........ There is no way, if I'd been counting, that I would have got up to the number 10 and it flashed up on my email that my post had been indexed!! Never have any of my posts been indexed within seconds, nor minutes in fact not even hours!

OVER 3 MONTHS I'VE BEEN WAITING!!

On one hand I'm angry at myself for not taking action sooner and just trusting in our friend but on the other hand WOO HOO! Who cares now?!

I TRICKED YOU, YOU NASTY PIECE OF WORK!!

I'm so happy. I did something similar with another post in February if you recall but it took longer than that to work so I thought it may be just fluke. I now have my answer.

Mr Google, I wait for you no more - you're on a time restriction, I'll give you a limited time and then I will take matters into my own hands again!

That's it! And yay to me...... I managed to not mention the C word once - it was difficult but I did it!

Hope you've all had a fantastic Easter.

Keep well and stay safe.

Alex

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JerryMcCoy Premium
Great job. Mr. Google has been put on notice.
Jerry
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Ha ha! Absolutely!!!
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Makinitwork Premium
Great to hear you got indexed after improvements.Thanks Jen
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Thanks Jen 😁
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Mick18 Premium
That's cool! Great thinking Alex. Plus, to be immediately indexed after the changes how wild is that.

Yes, we had a nice Easter, I trust you did too.

Have a wonderful week,
Mickey

Stay safe.
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Thanks Mickey!! Yes Easter was different but fun.

Have a great week too 🙌🏻
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megawinner Premium
Wow, that's great info.
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Thanks Florentino, most probably would have tried it but it was the speed of it that blew my mind. It may have been more about timings lol.
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LawrenceHill Premium
Weird and Wonderful.

The only expression that comes to mind. Congratulations on getting one over on Mr G.
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AlexandraT11 Premium
Thanks Lawrence lol! It’s always good to be a little bit weird - more memorable? Lol!!
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