I noticed today my Homepage URL is not on Google Search Result anymore. Firstly for specific keyword where i ranked #1 than for domain itself. it is my brand keyword which I get most traffic from.

I checked pretty much everything, Google Search Console doesn't show any anomalies and penalties as well.

The only thing i am not sure about is that yesterday I removed a URL from Google Search Console: https://www.example.com/page.html. Could removing this page also cause the home page to get removed?

I also noticed that I can find my homepage on Google but it is indexed as https://www.example.com/index.html even though I redirected index pages in .htaccess long ago.

Searching site:example.com, many of pages are still there, but most of them are in other language too (eg. example.com/de)

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    We can answer the question about whether or not the removal tool could have caused the home page removal, but for general "why aren't my pages indexed" problems please see Why aren't search engines indexing my content? – Stephen Ostermiller Aug 29 '18 at 13:48
  • Thanks Stephen! i did not want to make a question that specific in order to get other/more information which could be relevant for URL removal tool. Somehow i get this issue a bit more broad since i couldnt find any information on this isue sepcifficaly. – paranoic Aug 29 '18 at 14:21
  • "Could removing this page also cause the home page to get removed?" - in short, no. Presumably /index.html still 301 redirects to /? A site: search can still return the source of redirects. If you are seeing /index.html in the SERPs then it perhaps suggests that /index.html is still being linked to, either on your site or by 3rd parties. – MrWhite Aug 29 '18 at 14:31
  • Check your home page using the new search consoles URL inspector. It may give you more details on why it seems to be not indexed. – Tony McCreath Aug 30 '18 at 7:13
  • @Tony McCreath - oh great! didnt know for that feature – paranoic Aug 30 '18 at 16:53

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