So I randomly checked a post that ranks #2 in Google and I get a 404 error. I've never touched the URL. The blog post is intact and when I go to view it I get a 404, also when I go to the post via Google SERP.

Any ideas?

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Eddie C Premium Plus
Hey Todd, by any chance is your post about MOBE? If so, my review of MOBE was taken down by WA hosting. My post has been ranked 1 on page 1 in google for the past 3 years. I reached out to WA support and this is what Kyle told me:

As a hosting platform, we have received a takedown notice to disable this particular content, thus why it has been disabled and is displaying a 404 not found. We currently cannot host this particularized article on our hosting network.

Thank you for your understanding Eddie.

Now, the problem I have with this is that I never got told by WA Hosting of the takedown notice, they just decided to take my post down. It would have been nice to at least know why they took it down. But what has me mad is that, it's my own content that i created on my own website. I understand if WA hosting wants to limit on the plug ins you use if you use their hosting, because that can slow down or affect the servers, but limiting you on what content to publish, I think that's just too out of line.
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tmaltz Premium
Wow, interesting to say the least.

It is about a MOBE product. But I put in a Site Support ticket and they found the fix (sort of).

I hadn't touched the post for 4 months, it ranks position 2 in Google and all of the sudden my URL changes from ....i-mean-...
to .... -imean-....

So now I'm looking into doing a permanent 404 to 301 redirect. What a pain.

I don't get it.

Thanks for your support and comment.
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Eddie C Premium Plus
Yes, that is one solution. What I will end up doing is just taking my website out of WA hosting and have my site hosted somewhere else.

I checked Kyle's Bootcamp website and his review on MOBE post is also getting a 404 error.

Anyhow, good luck on the redirect and lets hope we can get our post back in order.
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tmaltz Premium
That's the spirit. Cheers
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Dmtorre Premium
What is the protocol, http or https? I have had this issue before where I made a bunch of content then added the security protocol but didn't claim the site on Google search console
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tmaltz Premium
It's https and I've already taken this transition months ago. It's the oddest thing.
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