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How would you know if your website has been penalized?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by miedy, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    I have my website up ranked top 2 on main keyword and page 1 on some for 2 weeks only. Getting 7k daily traffic from google alone that is for 2 weeks or more only after that my website is on page 5 or further...

    I did not received any messages on GWT and did not do anything new on my backlinking style.

    What could I have done or what could have triggered google to remove me from page 1.?
     
  2. mynameisfrankenstein

    mynameisfrankenstein Regular Member

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    a competitor could have sent bad links to you.
     
  3. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    i highly doubt that since i only have few hundred links up to now according to ahrefs.
     
  4. Jimbo1738

    Jimbo1738 Newbie

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    When did your views drop? My main website has dropped from 20k views a day to only 5k. The drop was on the 14th of January
     
  5. intenso09

    intenso09 Junior Member

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    There is something going on with google at the moment. Read some threads about it - and nobody really knows what it is.
     
  6. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    mine was on jan 17th
     
  7. FutureProofSeo

    FutureProofSeo Senior Member

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    Google might not have crawled all of your links straight away, and may also delay penalties for no reason. They don't want to make it easy for you to work out what's happened.
     
  8. sub001

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    On Jan 11, Google rolled out a new penalty related to "intrusive interstitials" for mobile users. Do you potentially have popups that could trigger this penalty? What position are you ranking in now?
     
  9. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    yeah probably.

    nope, not a single ad...
     
  10. sub001

    sub001 Regular Member

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    How long have you been holding the top position(s), how old is your site and where are you ranking now?
     
  11. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    How old is your site and how quickly did you get to page 1 with it ?
     
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    hansoloxxx Newbie

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    Search your site on google and if you don't see it then you know
     
  13. djp371

    djp371 Elite Member

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    Maybe google is detecting bad backinks on your site or maybe a temporary search drop. Try building quality links again if your ranking still drops after a couple of days.
     
  14. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    my site is still there. http://prntscr.com/dxwoiu

    4 months old and its on first page for the last 2 weeks ++ ... now nowhere first page.
     
  15. sub001

    sub001 Regular Member

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    Where is it ranking now?
     
  16. wonaana

    wonaana Newbie

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    This is a common problem with Google, easier to achieve top rankings than maintain them.
     
  17. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Try googling this:

    yoursite . com
    yoursite dot com
    yoursite
    your site

    If it doesn't rank anywhere on page 1-2 on first page for all these queries then it is safe to assume your site has been hit, i am speaking from experience by the way, i dont have any scientific data to back this up.

    Page 5-6 are 2 magical pages lol keep us posted and good luck.
     
  18. Jason Bradbury

    Jason Bradbury Power Member

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    Lol maybe a minor update or a recrawl.
     
  19. miedy

    miedy Senior Member

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    did this... and my homepage is on page 5... guess need to make new one and rank. :(
     
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  20. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yep honestly that is very safe to assume you are hit, in 1-2 day you probably will receive a message from WMT.

    That is a part of a game really, the part that every SEO hates.