Are You Asking Google To Penalize
Or Ban Your Website?
It's a simple question... Are you asking Google to penalize your website?
I'm sure you're probably thinking; Well, of course not! Yet daily I see new people complaining in
search engine optimization forums that their websites have been banned by Google and they
"have no idea why".
These people claim they've done nothing wrong and are absolutely clueless as to why their site
is no longer in Google. The purpose of this lesson is to teach you one VERY important thing.
What NOT to do when optimizing your onpage ranking factors
How do you know if you've been banned?
First let me show you how to see if you're clearly banned by Google. Often times people think
they've been banned, when in reality they've just dropped in ranking and can't find their
There are a couple of things you can do.
1.) Check Google's search results.
2.) View the Google toolbar.
Check Google's search results.
Go to Google and enter your entire URL into Google's search box. In this example we'll use a
made up name. (www.jkhljkhkjh.com). Let's say this website was in Google's index at one time.
On a side note, I tried www.somerandomdomain.com and www.fakedomainname.com and
both were already taken. I guess some people just don't have enough time on their hands :-)
Anyway, we'll go to Google and enter our entire URL and click "search"