Is your website suffering due to a Google penalty, or you suspect it might be? If you’ve had a sudden drop in traffic, it could be due to Google penalising you. Fortunately, if you’re experiencing the ill effects of a punishment from Google, it’s not the end of the world. You can correct things and recover from your penalty so that you can improve your site’s position in search results.
Not everyone is a natural rule-follower in life, but there are times when following the rules is essential. You need to take note of the guidelines Google sets out if you want your website to be successful and avoid making it look untrustworthy. Unfortunately, even when you have been trying your best to follow the rules, they can change on you. Google’s updates can shift the goalposts so that you have to rush to fix anything they have now deemed unacceptable. There are also mistakes you might make that you don’t realise you shouldn’t be doing, or you could be suffering because of others’ actions, such as bad links pointing towards your site.
This guide will help you understand what types of penalty you might receive from Google and how we can help your website to recover from them. We can help you identify anything that could have caused your traffic to suddenly slow down and fix it for you. Our experts are certified by wide-known link analysis company linkresearchtools and granted with a status LRT Certified Pro professional, based on this we offer Google Penalty Recovery Service.
There are a few ways your website might feel the impact of a penalty from Google. Sometimes it might be caused by a new algorithm implemented by Google, which they put in place every few years. When Google introduces a new algorithm, there are often new rules to follow along with it. They aim to improve website quality and prevent poor websites and spam from ranking highly in search results. It might mean that you need to rush to make corrections to your website to fit the new rules.
Some people might say that algorithmic Google penalties are no longer a problem after Google’s Penguin 4.0 update, but others have evidence that they still exist. An algorithmic penalty might be:
The other type of penalty your website might receive is a manual penalty. Rather than being automatically applied to your site, these are handed out when Google spots you doing something they don’t like. This includes a range of behaviours they disapprove of, including unnatural incoming and outgoing links, content that’s spammy or lacks substance, keyword stuffing, and cloaking.
Not everyone is sure whether their website has received a Google penalty. You might have experienced a drop in traffic for your website, and it’s not immediately obvious what might have changed to cause it. If you think you have received a manual penalty, there are some quick steps you can take to check and see if your suspicions will be confirmed. It’s also possible to check if you might have an algorithmic penalty.
If your site has an algorithmic penalty, there is no way to check for any kind of error message. You need to work out if you might have received a penalty by taking a close look at your traffic and SEO ranking. It’s usually not too difficult to see if your site might have been affected because changes can be pretty dramatic. If you were once on the first page of search results for your targeted keyword and you’re now several pages back after just a few days, it’s likely you have been hit by an algorithmic penalty. Here’s what you can look at to make sure:
If you think you might have been given a manual Google penalty, the process to check is slightly clearer.
If you have discovered that you have been hit by a Google penalty, we can help you solve your problem. You don’t want to leave it as it is because it will mean your website performs poorly in search results or perhaps doesn’t even show up at all. We can address the different manual penalties in the most appropriate ways to restore the quality and respectability of your website.
To help you resolve any issues with Google penalties, we will need some things from you. This often means access to your Google Search Console account, as well as some additional information. For some services, we might require log-in information for your CMS or database or the details of any changes you have made to code or content on your site. With this information, we are about to make any important changes that need to be made, then submit a Google Reconsideration Request to get the penalty removed.