Categories: D, SEO Glossary

De-listing refers to the process where a web page, or multiple pages, are eliminated from a search engine’s index. This exclusion from search results can be either a temporary or permanent situation. De-listing may occur due to various factors such as a penalty imposed by the search engine for not adhering to its guidelines, adjustments in the search engine’s algorithms affecting crawl priorities, or alterations to the web page’s URL or content which render its previous location obsolete. The implications of de-listing are significant, as it prevents the page from appearing in search results, potentially reducing visibility and traffic to the site.