The Disease of Google Banning: Are You At Risk?
Google banning occurs when Google removes your site from its index and flags your domain as 'banned', so it won't spider your site anymore. It is actually a serious disease and may be even life threatening specially for small websites.
Webmasters' mistakes are almost always the leading causes of google banning; here are some of the common mistakes that will get your website banned:
1. Using small or hidden text in your web pages. Some webmasters will try to use hidden text containing certain keywords inside their site, so that the text is not visible by the human eyes, but visible by search engines.
2. Using popular keywords such as "sex, mp3, yahoo" in the meta tags when the subject of your site has nothing to do with those keywords is commonly called keyword stuffing.
3. Participating in Link farms. Link farms or Free-for-all links pages are pages that consist of links and exist solely to help listed sites gain higher search engine rankings. These pages have no unique content just links. Obviously you can't control which sites link back to you, but if you link to link farms, your site will get banned.
4. Submitting multiple versions of the exact same page or an identical page for indexing. Some webmasters try to increase their page count by having similar pages and only changing the title, subject or small word changes.
5. Using unauthorized automated software to submit pages, check rankings, etc. Such programs violate Google's terms of service. Google does not recommend the use of products that send automatic or programmatic queries to Google. It is better to hand submit your site and only do so once a month.
6. Keyword stuffing: adding too many keywords in Meta tags or page text is called Spam and will get you banned. For example, if your website contains 400 words and the keyword phrase "website advertising" is repeated 50 times, the search engines will most likely think you are spamming them.
7. Using Doorway pages: Doorway pages are Web pages designed and built specifically to draw search engine visitors to your website. They are standalone pages designed only to act as doorways to your site. Doorway pages are a very bad idea for several reasons, though many SEO firms use them routinely.
8. Linking to a banned site, specially extensive linking as in networks.
9. Registering an already banned domain. Some webmasters, after their website becomes banned from google due to any reason, delete this domain and register another while the first domain remains banned from google. So, before you register a domain, make sure it is not banned by doing the test mentioned below in "Diagnosis".
1.The earliest manifestations of google banning are usually first noticed by the webmaster as a sudden and severe drop in the number of website visitors and when the webmaster tracks the referrers of his visitors, he will not find anymore visitors coming to his site from google.
2. Sudden drop of the google PageRank of all pages of the website from any level to 0.
The combination of the above 2 symptoms is highly suspicious for google banning specially if they occur suddenly to an "old", established, high ranking website. In case of "newly born" websites, the diagnosis may be difficult depending on the above manifestations alone as these manifestations may be normal and transient for new sites which have not been indexed by google yet and so their pagerank is still 0. In this case, we need an "urgent" diagnostic test.
The diagnosis of google banning is very easy, even for new sites that have not been indexed by google yet. The diagnosis is made by a simple, accurate, and rapid test:
Test: Provided the site suspected for google banning is called www.suspected-domain.com, do a search in google for www.suspected-domain.com.
Results and interpretation: if www. suspected-domain.com is banned, google will say: "Sorry, no information is available for the URL www.suspected-domain.com" WITHOUT a direct link to www.suspected-domain.com. This sign differentiates between banned sites and new non-indexed sites. In the later case, there will be a direct link to www.suspected-domain.com, and google search results will say: "Sorry, no information is available for the URL www.suspected-domain.com" followed by "If the URL is valid, try visiting that web page by clicking on the following link: www.suspected-domain.com". This sign is absent in banned sites.
Google banning is an infectious disease; all sites linking to the banned site are at a risk of catching the banning. So it is usual that many link partners escape and on the long run, the site will lose many of its inbound links.
Prevention is always easier than treatment, and fortunately, google banning is a preventable disease. Prevention is easy, you don't need to do anything to avoid banning, just don't do bad things, most of them are mentioned above.
Unfortunately, no curative treatment is available and the prognosis is bad, just palliative treatment:
1. Treatment of the cause. The first thing to do is to correct the cause. If you are not sure there must be some errors you suspect, correct all of them.
3. Isolation: if you have other websites linking to the banned sites, remove their links to it to avoid them catching the infection.
2. Writing to google:
After you have corrected all possible errors, email google at firstname.lastname@example.org with an reinclusion request. The following is a template of reinclusion request letter:
I am the owner of http://www.banned-domain.com/
I did not realize that (doing a mistake) was a bad thing that would get me banned from Google. Now, I understand that I have done a mistake, and I apologize profusely. I have removed (bad thing) from my site, and I promise not to make this mistake again.
I am asking you to Please Consider reinstating my website, http://www.banned-domain.com/ , into Google's Index.
4. Domain transplantation: many people just ditch the former domain name and start with something new. It is much easier to build a site from a PR3 or PR4 (which most new sites are given) rather than trying to dig a banned site from the depths of PR0.
Google banning is google's defense mechanism to keep their search results as accurate and useful as possible and it is their right, however, in my opinion, it is a very severe and even fatal punishment for webmasters' mistakes. If google has the right to ban a site from its search results, its right to take off its pagerank is questionable. Page rank is a measure of site popularity and "I am bad" does not necessarily mean that "I am not popular".
Author: Dr Wael Serag, a specialist in SEO diseases and complications. Improve your SEO health and get free articles, tools and more at: http://money-making-webmasters.com/
6 Easy But Stupid SEO Tactics You Must Avoid Search Engine Journal
12 Ways to Build a Winning SEO Strategy on a Small Budget Search Engine Journal
5 SEO Wives' Tales That Won't Go Away Practical Ecommerce
Coaching SEO To Win Forbes
Google Introduces Beta Explanations that Can Explain Smaller Issues with SEO Marketing Campaigns - Inc.
Google Introduces Beta Explanations that Can Explain Smaller Issues with SEO Marketing Campaigns Inc.
The 8 Benefits of SEO for Ecommerce Practical Ecommerce
Local SEO Strategy Guide: How to Rank Where It Counts Search Engine Journal
8 Tried & Tested Tips for Improving SEO & Developer Relations Search Engine Journal
The five trends defining SEO and content marketing careers Marketing Week
The Role of Structured Data in SEO Success MarTech Advisor
How to Make SEO Happen in 2020 Practical Ecommerce
Google’s John Mueller: Never Blindly Follow Big Sites’ SEO Search Engine Journal
WordPress SEO Beyond the Basics: 8 Things You Must Do Next Search Engine Journal
Why SEO is Important for Your Business Business 2 Community
How to Monitor SEO Topic Clusters, Silos Practical Ecommerce
Reciprocal Links: Do They Help or Hurt Your SEO? Search Engine Journal
John Mueller Surprises with Answer to a Negative SEO Question Search Engine Journal
Managing Successful SEO Migrations Search Engine Journal
Why SEO is an Essential Puzzle of Digital Marketing Business 2 Community
Video: Jeff Selig on the early days of SEO, Google algorithms & international SEO - Search Engine Land
Video: Jeff Selig on the early days of SEO, Google algorithms & international SEO Search Engine Land
Why Amazon success requires a holistic approach to SEO and advertising DigitalCommerce360
How to Write SEO Proposals That Prove Your Value & Eliminate Client Concerns - Search Engine Journal
How to Write SEO Proposals That Prove Your Value & Eliminate Client Concerns Search Engine Journal
How Does SEO Work? JumpFly PPC Advertising News
Podcasts & SEO: How to Make Your Podcast SEO-Friendly Search Engine Journal
Discover How To Rank In Search Engines with Visual SEO Strategies By Reading Guest Post Tracker's Most Recent Post - Benzinga
Discover How To Rank In Search Engines with Visual SEO Strategies By Reading Guest Post Tracker's Most Recent Post Benzinga
Machine Learning & SEO: Where Are We Now? - Machine Learning Times - machine learning & data science news - The Predictive Analytics Times
Machine Learning & SEO: Where Are We Now? - Machine Learning Times - machine learning & data science news The Predictive Analytics Times
Patent: Google Going Old School with Local SEO, But In A New Way Search Engine Journal
30+ SEO Stats from 2019 to Guide Your Strategy in 2020 and Beyond [Infographic] - Social Media Today
Mike Grehan on Learning to Rank, Information Retrieval & The Death of SES [PODCAST] - Search Engine Journal
Mike Grehan on Learning to Rank, Information Retrieval & The Death of SES [PODCAST] Search Engine Journal
Gary Illyes Teaches SEO With SEO Periodic Table :) Search Engine Roundtable
Conductor Extracts Itself from WeWork Search Engine Journal
How to Dominate SERPS by Focusing on Topics Instead of Keywords Search Engine Journal
Sr. Manager, SEO job with NBCUniversal, Inc. | 407143 mediabistro.com
The Most Effective Link-Building Strategies According to SEO Experts MarketingProfs.com
Misquoted and misunderstood: Why many in the search community don’t believe the WSJ about Google search - Search Engine Land
Misquoted and misunderstood: Why many in the search community don’t believe the WSJ about Google search Search Engine Land
VLCC awards social media and SEO duties to Imarti Media Best Media Info
The Best Free SEO Tools to Increase Your Rankings Entrepreneur
7 SEO best practices you should be doing regardless of what Google says Search Engine Land
What Does It Mean to ‘Do SEO’? Search Engine Journal
SEO myths busted by an ex-Googler Search Engine Land
Han Seo Hee states that Jung Da Eun is violent and abusive, reveals her bruised arms and hands - allkpop
Han Seo Hee states that Jung Da Eun is violent and abusive, reveals her bruised arms and hands allkpop
5 Metrics Crucial to SEO Success PR News - For Smart Communicators
My experience with SEO Practical Ecommerce
6 SEO Tips to Benefit Any Business Entrepreneur
7 Basic SEO Best Practices You Can Learn from Huge Travel Brands Search Engine Journal
Why Having a User-First Approach to SEO Is Important Search Engine Journal
Can SEO Be Made Predictable? Search Engine Journal
SEO Keyword Research: 13 of the Biggest Mistakes You MUST Avoid Search Engine Journal
Focus More Or Local SEO To Increase Local Engagement Promotion World
6 Brilliant Reasons Why You Should Use SEO Tools Search Engine Journal
The High Cost of Ignoring SEO Practical Ecommerce
Ongoing Education: Your Secret to SEO Success Search Engine Journal
7 Best SEO Tools to Help You Rank Higher in Google Entrepreneur
After red card, Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo argues with Indonesia fans in stands at SEA Games 2019 - FOX Sports Asia
After red card, Vietnam coach Park Hang-seo argues with Indonesia fans in stands at SEA Games 2019 FOX Sports Asia
Poll: After The SEO Audit; Next Steps Search Engine Roundtable
5 Easy SEO Wins with Powerful Results Search Engine Journal
3 Places for SEO Beginners to Focus Their Time Search Engine Journal
10 Ebooks About SEO You Should Download & Read Now Search Engine Journal
Seo Ye Ji being considered for female lead opposite Kim Soo Hyun in 'I'm a Psycho But It's Okay' - allkpop
Seo Ye Ji being considered for female lead opposite Kim Soo Hyun in 'I'm a Psycho But It's Okay' allkpop
Park Hang-seo magic goes on in Hanoi Dong-A Ilbo
5 On-Site SEO Factors That Matter Most Search Engine Journal
7 SEO 'Rules' to Ignore for Ecommerce Practical Ecommerce
Understanding Google - What You Need To Know To Conquer This Search Engine Giant
Use a keyword density of about 1 to 2%. Use to be that you could rank high with 5% to 15%, but not any more.
Drive More Traffic to Your Website With Your Web Page Title!
One of the most overlooked, but important components, on your web page is the Meta title. The Meta title is the text or page title found at the top left of your browser window and it is also the title saved when a web site visitor bookmarks your website.
Surviving Googles Aging Delay
Google has always been the search industry's innovator and that's just what Google's aging delay symbolizes, the evolution of search innovation? yet another significant step forward for Google.Google's success as a search engine can undeniably be attributed to its ability to consistently return the most relevant search engine results.
Is Something Missing From Your Keywords Research? (Part 2)
In my previous article, I raised the issue that proper keyword research must take into account countries. The reason for that was that the demand for keywords can vary between countries.
What is the Google Dance?
As with any good web developer, the ability to time the changes Google will update your website and refresh the content for better SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is in your favor. Welcome to the world of "Google Dance".
Search Engine Optimization for Beginners
If you are confused about terms like "search engine optimization" or having a "search engine friendly" site, then listen up! I am here to help.Depending on how long you have had, or considered having, a website online, you have heard terms thrown around like the above or even worse, acronyms! SEO comes to mind.
Search Engine Optimization Explained
Search Engine Listing And OptimizationIn the world of website marketing, search engines are an essential key to success. They are the most important way to bring traffic to your website.
Six Reasons Why Your Alexa Rating Is Still Important
1. Additional Exposure For Your Site.
Search Engine Traffic: Winning With Content
Targeted traffic is the lifeblood of any online business. The best source of free-targeted traffic to your site is the search engines.
Keyword Selection- The Dark Horse of Search Engines Optimization
Below are what I call the "10 Commandments" for Keywords.To start with select "keyword phrases" NOT keywords.
How to Choose Keywords to Theme Your Pages and Boost Your Traffic
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is in the choice of keywords for a new site, specifically secondary keywords..
When to Hire a Professional SEO Firm?
In efforts to increase sales and profitability, more and more companies are turning to online marketing initiatives - specifically, search engine optimization. Search Engine Optimization or (SEO) is the art and science of blending technical and marketing skills together into a finely tuned website that is both search engine-friendly, ranks well for specific keywords and phrases, and is tailored to your audience from a buyer and seller perspective.
Creating A Search Engine Copywriting Plan
Search engine copywriting has become an extremely important part of the overall search engine optimization process. However, in addition, search engine copywriting has developed into a misunderstood craft.
Google Gunning For Directories?
Why is it that webmasters are so quick to blame Google if their website falls down the search rankings, or out of the rankings altogether? Can it never be their own fault?I read an amusing forum post headed "What's up with Google?". The writer had a website just 2 months old, which had only had 2 visits from Googlebot, a Google robot.
Pay Per Click Versus "Organic" Search Engine Listings - The Pros and Cons and Best Uses for Each
What's the difference?For those who aren't quite clear what the term "natural" or "organic" search engine-listing means, they describe the "editorial" search results on any particular engine. These results are professed to be non-biased - meaning that the engine will not accept money to influence the rankings of any individual sites.
Without Conversion Rates You Don’t Know If You’re Mickey Mouse Or Mickey Mantle
I couldn’t agree more with the headline of this article and it’s one I’m afraid I can’t take credit for. I found this line in Paco Underhill’s book, Why We Buy – The Science Of Shopping, and found myself comparing many of the things he has measured in the retail world to the tests I’ve done with online, visitor-based activity.
Why Search Engine Optimization is Not Enough
OK. So you've created a nice website with lots of interesting products and information.
Are Your SEO Efforts Going To Waste?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a long and complicated process that can be highly rewarding if done correctly. SEO is not a waste of time, but can be if your site doesn't appeal to visitors or function properly.
Your Website Title Could Be Costing You Money
Nothing could be simpler than the title you give to your web pages right? Unfortunately, the vast majority of the websites I visit these days have absolutely terrible titles that hurt their online business. The title of your website is a very important part of getting good rankings on most of the major search engines.
PPC Advertising - The First Step In A SEO Marketing Campaign
Often, sites view seo and PPC marketing as exclusive marketing techniques. Each marketing method has its advocates.
|home | site map|