Banned from Google and Wondering Why?

Written by Matt Colyer

There are those that get onrepparttar computer one night and find that all of their Web pages have disappeared from Google. While, others are still inrepparttar 136162 search engine index, but don't rank high for nothing, not even for their Web site's name. It's a Web site owners worst nightmare, getting kicked out ofrepparttar 136163 search engines.

Ultimately, many webmasters had little or no warning that this was going to happen. Many webmasters are left with no idea why they were kicked out and are left wondering how to get back in Google's search engine. There could be any number of reasons why a Web site is banned by Google. The most common reasons for being banned are listed below in this article.

1. Duplicate Content This is when multiple Web pages haverepparttar 136164 same content. Usually Google will just give a penalty torepparttar 136165 Web page for this, whererepparttar 136166 page won't rank very high forrepparttar 136167 keywords in that Web page, but there have been cases where complete Web sites were banned because they had to much duplicate content. You should make sure there is no other Web site using your content.

To check for duplicated content simply search with unique phrase on your Web page. If you find a Web site that has stolen your content you should contactrepparttar 136168 site owner and tell them to take it down or face legal action. Also, for copyright violations visit and notify them that someone is infringing on your site's copyright

2. Cloaking This is Web pages created just for search engines, where it delivers one version of a page to a Internet user and a different version to a search engine. Cloaking Web pages are created to do well for particular keywords. There are various ways to deliver cloaking Web pages. Each search engine's spider has an agent name,repparttar 136169 cloaked page is than only delivered torepparttar 136170 spider withrepparttar 136171 user agent name that was chosen.

You can also deliver cloaked pages torepparttar 136172 search engines by IP address, but Google and other search engines say they can detect cloaking. There are other reasons to use cloaking, such as custom language delivery and geotargeted advertising.

3. Hidden text or hidden links This is text or a link that is invisible torepparttar 136173 naked eye on a Web page, but are seen by spiders. Search engines use to have a hard time spotting this technique, but now days you should avoid doing this because Google and other search engines can spot this easily. Even if a search engine doesn't spot your hidden link, a competitor might find it and report your site. Sometimes this can be done without even knowing, so you better double check each Web page that you have messed with inrepparttar 136174 past few weeks.

4) Keyword stuffing Keyword Stuffing is when you load a Web page up with keywords inrepparttar 136175 Meta tags or onrepparttar 136176 Web page's content. The General techniques today for keyword stuffing are repeatingrepparttar 136177 same word(s) over and over again inrepparttar 136178 Meta tags or onrepparttar 136179 Web page's content or using invisible text, as we talked about up above in this article. Ifrepparttar 136180 word is repeated to much it will raise a red flag torepparttar 136181 search engines and they likely will place a Spam filter onrepparttar 136182 site.

Playing By Googles Rules

Written by Wil Rushmer

Asrepparttar undisputable leader in search engines, Google places a very high importance onrepparttar 136120 quality and relevancy of its search results, especially now thatrepparttar 136121 company is public. The know that in order to keeprepparttar 136122 shareholders and users ofrepparttar 136123 engine happy,repparttar 136124 quality of returned results are extremely important. For this reason, doingrepparttar 136125 wrong thing, purposely or unintentionally could result in a severe penalty or even get you get you banned fromrepparttar 136126 listings. Below is a short list of ideas to consider when drafting your search engine optimization campaign.

Hidden Links

Link PR is becoming a hot topic among seo firms, however whether or not incoming/outgoing links still play an as important role as they used to, it still considered a ”blackhat” technique that can and most likely will result in a ban or penalty from Google.

Hidden Text

Stuffing your pages with text to small to read, same color asrepparttar 136127 background, or using css to pushrepparttar 136128 text of screen forrepparttar 136129 sole purpose of loading your pages with content rich keywords and copy will also get you awardedrepparttar 136130 same penalties as hiding links.

Page Cloaking

The practice of using browser or bot sniffers to serverepparttar 136131 bots a different page then your human visitors may see. Loading a page specifically for a bot that a human user may never see will most certainly get you banned fromrepparttar 136132 listings.

Multiple Submissions

Submitting your domain and pages thereof is also a big thing to stay away from. For example if I submit and as two separate urls, I may be looking at a ban, penalty or atrepparttar 136133 least; a very long time before my pages get submitted. This is another reason to avoid auto submitters. Make sure you check if your domain is listed already inrepparttar 136134 search engine you are submitting too, if it is… move on torepparttar 136135 next.

Link Farms

Be careful who and even what you are linking to. Links in to your site will not hurt, even Google knows you cannot control your links in. However you can certainly control what you link to. Link farming has always been a bad apple in Googles eye and should be avoided at all costs. Google also suggest that your own link pages should not contain more then 100 links, assume anything higher then 100 links on a single page will get you classed as a link farm and avoid doing it.

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