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How to check for google penalty?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nslw9495n, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. nslw9495n

    nslw9495n Registered Member

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    My website gets not ranked under a specific keyword.
    Some weeks ago i could found my website on page 6.
    Now its gone, and not under the first 200s.

    I did not any blackhat seo.

    How can i check if my website was busted by google?
     
  2. Lego

    Lego Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    check for manual penalty in GWT
     
  3. what_hat?

    what_hat? Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If your website has been hit by a manual action penalty that will show up in your Google Webmaster Tools. You will find a message telling you what is wrong. It may even give you examples of what is wrong.

    Algorithmic penalties are much harder to identify. There is no message telling you what is wrong. You may want to try some of the tools that try to identify what update happened at the same time your traffic dropped, like this one: https://barracuda.digital/panguin-seo-tool/

    Good luck
     
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    vilto Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If your website and domain name is new (not aged like 5-10 yrs old) it's normal to see your rank changing like that.
     
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    Firstly, check if your page got de-indexed, or simply dropped out of top 200. Perhaps, it might have also gotten to 'omitted' results? This might mean that Google doesn`t find the content any useful and unique, so it hides it under supplementary results. In case there are no manual actions in your Search Console as guys suggest above, I`d recommend you to check this article: https://www.link-assistant.com/news/reasons-your-rankings-dropped.html

    It's a good one on possible reasons for penalties, and explains the fixes for each. You can also check if your rankings drop corresponds to any update rollout from Google's side, and if so - check the aspects the update targeted.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. We Bring Rank

    We Bring Rank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check on search console.
     
  8. Ashlley234

    Ashlley234 Newbie

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    By determining what update affected your site, you can find the cause, then correct it. Most of these penalties are data based, so if you can get your site below the threshold set by the search engine, you should be able to rank well again.
     
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