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Best way to check if a domain is penalized?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by spectrejoe, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have an old site where I tried to rank it but I messed up checking the competition so I ended giving up half way and just forgot about it, it has 2 pages with 1k+ words each.

    However I recently remembered about it and thought about turning it into a PBN however:

    This is the current situation in terms of rankings:

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    Those are the keywords I initially tried to rank for I didn't expect it to get anywhere near top 20 but it's not even in top 100 except for 1 keyword... All those "best" ranking was when I first posted the articles.


    if I google search my brandable domain it comes up only at #7 (Example... "microwavereviews" while the site "microwavereviews.com")

    If I search for:
    mysite.com in google it does come up #1 and all my pages.
     
  2. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Add the site to webmaster tools.
     
  3. spectrejoe

    spectrejoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I had it that's why I suddenly saw it and had the idea of turning into a PBN, however I believe that automated/algorithm penalizations aren't reported in Webmaster tools
     
  4. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Yup that's correct. I dont really know any other way to spot a penalty besides webmaster tools and sudden ranking drop. Maybe someone else knows some tricks.
     
  5. dee_emm_tee

    dee_emm_tee Junior Member

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    Place a link out to a site ranking on page 2-3 for a keyword and see how it effects it's rankings.
     
  6. naskootbg

    naskootbg Power Member

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    1. Check for if there have real brands (real companies with the name) with EMD. In fact ranking for EMD is not that easy as 2 years ago.
    2. Did you create backlinks in the past that are now dead?
    3. Is there broken internel links?
    4. Is there chages on the site (e.g. more content)

    5. Is your site optimized for 7 keywords instead for all LSI keywords?
    6. Is your site answer questions about the keyword?

    7.Do you expect 2 pages site to get ranked today?


    @asap1 wrote the solution how to uderstand if have penalty.
     
  7. Peter Ngo

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    Actually if it ranks first page for your brand name, it is pretty safe to assume it is not penalized.

    Unless your domain has been totally deindexed, searching for your URL://mysites.com will always return #1 even if your site is hit.
     
  8. spectrejoe

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    it ranks #7 for my brand name imagine "brandname" it's not even "brand name"
     
  9. Peter Ngo

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    Oh 50 - 50 then, try this and let me know where it ranks: brandname org/com/net (your TLD) and brand name org/ com/ net (your TLD)

    For e.g, spectrejoe com, spectre joe com
     
  10. spectrejoe

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    brand name com
    = #1

    brandame com
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    #4 being outranked by 3 links from reddit and such that are pointed ot my domain
     
  11. guardedsecret

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    Difficult to check if its penalized, but if you have no manual action on WMT, and if it appears on the first page for its brand name then its safe.
     
  12. naskootbg

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    Page 1 for the brand not guarantee!