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Google penalty checklist


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: August 19, 2003 11:35 AM 

Importance: Medium

GoogleGuy offers a checklist of things to check when you suspect that your site may have received a Google penalty.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

This thread is touching on higher-level issues, but I'm more interested in what's going on with lgn's sites. The first thing to know is that most of the time when a site disappears from Google's index, it's due to the site in question. I know it's easy to jump to the conclusion that Google is somehow punishing a site, but that's probably not right just going by the numbers. Here's the checklist I'd suggest:

1. I'd check whether the ISP has been up the entire time.
2. I'd also check using
site:yourdomainname.com -asdfasdf
to see if we actually do have any urls from your site. Our rankings can change, and just because you don't show up for a search doesn't mean that we don't have your pages.
3. Triple-check your robots.txt. If it doesn't exist, I'd make it just to be safe. The very last company that I worked with was worried that they had penalties. Nope, they were running JRun, and JRun was giving a 500 error when spiders tried to fetch robots.txt. We would try several times to re-fetch the robots.txt, always fail with a 500 error, and so we didn't crawl the site to be safe.
4. Communicate with Google. I checked the spam report queue and didn't see any messages with your nickname of "lgn" for example. But the preferred ways to write would be to help@google.com. If you suspect that some staff member did spam on your site, or you get back the email from Google that says we were unable to assign PageRank to your site, then I would play it safe and write to webmaster [at] google.com with the subject line "reinclusion request." Describe your situation (when did this happen? Is your site completely gone or just not ranking how you expect? Did you do anything like hidden text, and what steps have you taken since, etc.).

If you've gone down that checklist already, please let me know. If our process isn't working as it should, then we'll want to see what changes we can make. Without more specifics, I can't debug the situation--you don't list your site in your profile, for example.

Tarik Ozaktas

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PostPosted: May 19, 2004 4:33 AM 

Please inform me yigitalp.com has a penalty or not.
When you search the www.yigitalp.com , it is on the 10th line.It must be the first.

Thnks for your help.

henk tuten

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PostPosted: March 28, 2005 5:54 AM 

All sites in my subdomain http://huizen.daxis.nl/~henkt/
dropped from top 10 rankings to very bottom rankins.
From overall say 1250 visitors to say 50.

Still my sites rank very high in Teoma, Lycos and Altavista.

It SEEMS like my subdomain is some way blacklisted or ALL sites get very high penalties.

I suspected the Google dance to have influence, but after a week nothing had changed. :evil:

I contacted:
but too early for reaction.

To keep 'things' going I try this forum


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PostPosted: June 20, 2005 2:30 AM 

My subdomains also got a decreasing positions, I don't know why ....

So I should mail with Google ?,will they answer ,my questions about such a problem??.

Then they must be really busy :wink:


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PostPosted: October 8, 2005 6:31 PM 

Yes I agree


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PostPosted: October 22, 2005 9:28 AM 

I have a problem.. I can not english..


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PostPosted: March 29, 2006 7:20 AM 

Can any one tell me that how many types of penalties and how to get rid from them


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PostPosted: April 12, 2006 7:03 AM 

hi Vikas

Are you looking for the google penalty tool ??



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PostPosted: July 9, 2006 11:30 AM 

Please, can you check if my site has a google penalty?
Thank You!


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PostPosted: April 16, 2007 7:43 AM 

Please, can you check if my site has a google penalty?
Thank You!


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PostPosted: April 17, 2007 9:30 PM 

what about these online tools you can find in the web which check if you are penaltized? are they woth any?

eyje? http://www.eyje.com

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PostPosted: April 18, 2007 5:18 AM 

that'S EXACTLY right.


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PostPosted: April 18, 2007 4:46 PM 

what exactly? where are these tools to find?


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PostPosted: May 4, 2007 9:53 AM 

If a ban is full Ban you can see on google toolabs, at pagerank grey colour, not green with white pr, just greybarred

eyje? http://www.eyje.com

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PostPosted: May 5, 2007 5:04 AM 

Cool Post Google Guy!
Quentin Tarantula
Moderator at eyje.com

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