I made a terrible mistake. Due to the hype of EMD and the adsence niche site, I bought a bunch of EMD, but fail to check if it's a dropped domain and possible penalties applied. I never thought how stupid it was, and also how stupid google is to not realise i am a new owner and blah. Anyway so i did these few things: 1. site:domain.com (it appears) 2. WMT (no warning) 3. search for a long phrase (does not appear) I then searched "check google penalty" and found a site, all the domain i bought were stated as "possibly penalized or sandboxed by google!" .. I did test a few other domain i came across that's close to mine, and they are green. If you have any other suggestions how to check for penalties, i would like to know.