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What does it really mean to be Google penalize?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by DevilHands, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. DevilHands

    DevilHands Junior Member

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    Knowing that Google gives different results across different countries, cities and even devices. Ive been doing custom search for a country to get their results.

    Ive been sitting at page 1 for some good long tail keywords for the past few months but then suddenly I was dropped into page 2 for most of them for a country.

    The thing is, other countries doesn't seem to be affected that much.

    Is this considered a penalty or Google dance?
     
  2. LuckyCharm007

    LuckyCharm007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    not a Google penalty. If you had a penalty, you would have been either totally de-indexed (you wouldn't show up on SE at all) or you would have been pushed to bottom page 5-6 for all of your keywords
     
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  3. DevilHands

    DevilHands Junior Member

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    Its a bit alarming though since its a good chunck of buying keywords that got affected.

    Does this mean too that if it's an algorithm penalty. It will be affected across all Google country searches?
     
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    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What it means is the end of your life as an IMer. Unless you can regroup and hit back just as hard.
     
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    Google will penalize your site when your content is not unique and the contents have repeated keywords ie., keyword stuffing and etc... If your site doesn't meet this kind of problems, the site is not penalized.
     
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    I think it's not a Google penalty. It seems like Google dance.
    You can find your site gets penalised or not by checking indexing, and GWT.
    Unnatural links, Thin content, Cloaking or sneaky redirects, keyword stuffing are the major reasons for Google penalties.
     
  7. DevilHands

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    I heard that you only get a penalty message from GWT if its a manual penalty. If its algorithmic they don't really say anything.

    I am not sure if it has anything to do with it but someone is trying to spam the page. I believe trying to overoptimize it. I have continuously disavowed anything that has pop out of my backlink checker and continue to build quality links.

    It seems that most of my keyword have dropped on my targeted country. Other countries however seems to work fine, additionally... Ive tried serps.com and it shows some of the keywords have improved but when I manually checked it. Its not there, what gives??