Why is my already deleted site still ranking in google?
Last year, I used several free rank checkers to monitor positions of my posts. In my mind, once my free trial of Jaaxy expires and I still can't afford the premium, I will have some free tools handy.
Then, a strong storm wiped me out of Wealthy Affiliate. My account was cancelled due to non-payment (which I will not let happen again), and my site, too. Deleted.
Almost one year have passed, these free tools are still reporting to me via email the performance of my keywords and posts with the old site.
In one of the emails, they said a post of mine is still ranking at Position 38 and even gained two notches up! (*shocked*)
Why is this happening? If Google is so intelligent like most of us fear it is, why can't they know this site is already dead and de-index the site?
Or perhaps, there's just something that I don't know yet, or doesn't understand yet. Can you help me by commenting below?