Banned from Google and Wondering Why?

Written by Matt Colyer

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5) Linking to bad neighborhoods Bad neighborhoods are designed to increase your Web site's ranking or is Web site's using Spam techniques to increase search engine ranking. You should not link to any Web page that uses Spam techniques to increase ranking. You also should not join link exchanges that are designed to improve ranking or Page Rank. If you are not aware of linking to any Web site like this, you should check each outbound link on your Web site.

6) Buying links for Search engine ranking This where a Web site owner buys links just to increase his or her ranking. This is also used to increase Page Rank. Google and other search engines still have a hard to detect this, but they are starting to catch on to this technique. If Google is aware ofrepparttar site, they can just discountrepparttar 136162 Page Rank, so they can't pass Page Rank on.

7) Machine Generated Web sites This is a site that generates hundreds of web pages that are basicallyrepparttar 136163 same page repeated hundreds or thousands of times, but with a few unique lines of text and unique title. Often times, search engines can't spot this, if done right byrepparttar 136164 site owner. However, if a spider doesn't spot your machine generated Web pages, a competitor might find it and report your Web site.

What to do after you are Spam clean? Once you have cleaned up your Web site, you can try contacting Google by visiting Tell them that you made a mistake and won't do it again. Even if you do contact Google, they most likely won't let your Web site back in and if you happen to get back in, you better keep your Web site squeaky clean because I doubt you will get other chance.

If you can't get in touch with Google, I suggest that you wait for a few months after Google's spider visits your Web site and see if you get your ranking back or at least where you can see that your ranking is going up inrepparttar 136165 search results. During this time you should not change your Web site around much and giverepparttar 136166 search engines time to spider your Web site.

I really don't think that many Web sites have dropped because Google is penalizing them. Instead, I think Google has changedrepparttar 136167 factors or adds more weight to a factor(s) that they use to rank Web sites inrepparttar 136168 search results. All search engines make periodic changes torepparttar 136169 way they rank Web sites inrepparttar 136170 search results, so don't be surprised if one week you rank number one andrepparttar 136171 next week you rank 30TH.

Matt Colyer began as a SEO Specialist in 1997. He founded Superior Webmaster in 2004 as a source of articles and tutorials for Web site owners looking to improve their Web site.

Playing By Googles Rules

Written by Wil Rushmer

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Selling Your Sites PageRank

Time and time again I come across sites selling there pr7 links or ONLY trading links with certain pr sites. This will cause a ban or penalty as well. Its okay to sellrepparttar advertising, orrepparttar 136120 gainrepparttar 136121 link, but doing so based on direct advertisement of your page rank is a sure way to getrepparttar 136122 bad end ofrepparttar 136123 stick from Google.


This is similar to cloaking pages. The practice of having one page loaded with your choice keywords that simply re-direct to another more “user friendly” page is also a big issue for Google. My clients get offers allrepparttar 136124 time from other seo firms offering these kinds of “services”. If you get these offers, avoid them at ALL costs.

Same Content on Multiple Domains

Google looks at domain IPs, dates they were registered, etc. Having multiple domains servingrepparttar 136125 exact same content is a no no as well. This also applies to servingrepparttar 136126 same content multiple times on separate pages, sub-domains and forwarding multiple domains torepparttar 136127 same content.


Many ofrepparttar 136128 above techniques apply to most search engines. By following a mind set that you are building your pages for your human users and not bots, you can insure you will getrepparttar 136129 most important things from your site: Qualifying links, clicks and a higher ROI. For more information also see “Googles information for webmasters”,

This article was written by Wil Rushmer, founder of A resource for internet marketing and website promotion tutorials, including search engine optimisation techniques.

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