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Help - Recovering information from an old website

conners88
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Help - Recovering information from an old website

I dont know whether this is possible, but I was wondering if it is possible to recover all the articles I had on an old website.

The reason being, i started AB2 in 2009, but then did the usual started chasing other shiny objects, and forgot about it, resulting in the hosting expiring meaning the website was down for the past year. To make things a little worse, I had my laptop stolen which had all my XsitePro work on.

I have the urge again, and would like to re-vamp this website as I still own the domain.

If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.
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Sorry Conners88. Maybe someone else can think of something.

But if your previous hosting service doesn't keep their backups for a year (unlikely, and they have no obligation to do so - especially if you're not a current customer) and if your local copy is missing, and if you didn't make (and keep) your own backup copy on a CD or such - then where would it be recovered from?

Your domain name(s) may also be gone, if you didn't renew it/them. You can do a "WhoIs" search (if your domain name records were public) or check your registrar's website. Do a Google search on "whois", if you have questions on that.

It's a tough lesson, but one must always make backups and keep them safe.

There are websites that keep archives of old websites. If one of those still has a preserved copy of your old site, you could "view source" on each of the pages and copy the page code, or just copy the content (text, photos, links and all) to use as content to build a new site. Most web browsers can also save pages to your computer, but be sure that gets everything first - it may not. And it may be useful to print your old pages all out to a color printer for reference.

You could do a Google search to locate those "archive" websites.

Hope this helps...
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conners88
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Thanks for the reply Jim coe, I still have the domain name, and I have trawled through my emails to see if i can find when they were emailed to me. and to my real surprise I found them, its just a case of rebuilding the site now.

Does anyone know if my site will be penalised if i put the same content back on my website?
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conners88 wrote:Thanks for the reply Jim coe, I still have the domain name, and I have trawled through my emails to see if i can find when they were emailed to me. and to my real surprise I found them, its just a case of rebuilding the site now.

Does anyone know if my site will be penalised if i put the same content back on my website?



I have had no problems in the past as long as the site content is identical. I like to use the way back machine to see how the old sites looked and then mimic that. This will preserve your rankings and move you back to your original spot in the results. If you change the pages up, Google will give you lower quality score and not provide the same amount of traffic.
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conners88
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That is exactly what I was after, great work patrick, thanks.
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conners88 wrote:That is exactly what I was after, great work patrick, thanks.


Glad I can help. I am new to this forum but have been doing internet marketing for several years. I am always looking for advanced topic forums and groups of people who know their stuff. This is one of the best I have seen and look forward to meeting you all and bouncing ideas off of each other. Cheers and much luck!
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Hi Patrick!

Welcome to Affilorama.

We are glad that you find this site and forum useful.

Have a nice day.

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