Complete Guide to Google Penalty Prevention and recovery
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Manual SPAM action revoked for one of our many clients by Google.
Who Should Do a Back Link Audit, Contact Website Owners & Disavow Bad Links?
Websites with a sudden drop in traffic and websites which has the following back
- Low quality Article, Directory, Bookmarking, Social Media sites
- Links from SPAMMY Blog Comments
- Forum Signatures
- Links from Banned Network IP’s
- Paid Links
- Links from FFA, SPAM & Link farms
- Links from Malicious Sites
- Links from Irrelevant Sites
- Links from Foreign Language Sites
- Links from Content Scrapper Sites
Who Should Send a Reconsideration Request?
Reconsideration request to Google is only for websites which have received an un-natural
link warning. Un-natural Link warnings if any can be found on the webmaster tools
under the “Manual Action”.
What is the difference between algorithmic penalty and manual penalty?
Google use both automatic algorithm and manual webspam team to find out sites which
has as bad back link profile. An algorithm penalty is done automatically by google’s
ranking software. Algorithmic penalized sites will witness a huge drop in SERP positions
and thus a steep decline in traffic. If a site is hit by algorithmic penalty it
will not receive un-natural link warning.
Manual penalty is applied by Googles Search monitoring team who manually had analyzed
the bad links, take action and then send an un-natural link warning to website owners.
Google un-natural link warning
“We've detected that some of the links pointing to your site are using techniques
outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines.
We don't want to put any trust in links that are unnatural or artificial, and we
recommend removing any unnatural links to your site. However, we do realize that
some links may be outside of your control. As a result, for this specific incident
we are taking very targeted action to reduce trust in the unnatural links. If you
are able to remove any of the links, you can submit a reconsideration request, including
the actions that you took.”
Get Your Traffic Back – Protect Your Website From Future Penalties.
What do you mean by Unlimited URL’s and 100 domains?
Typically your webmaster tool back links will contain 100’s of URL’s and in most
cases thousands of URL’s. But we do not take this into account, we consider only
the domains. On an average if your website has 1000 back link URLs the linking domains
will be from 70-100.
What if my website has more than 100 domains
Our Back Link Analysis team will contact you with the details of extra domains to
be audited. We will make a separate order to audit the extra domains. This also
applies for contacting site owners.
How much do you charge for extra domains?
The rates for auditing extra domains are $15/ 100 domains.
Will you send us the bad links for our approval
before you disavow?
Certainly, Yes we will send you the list of bad domains for your approval before
we disavow the links.
Will I get a report on site wide links? Should
I disavow site wide links?
Yes, You will get a report on site wide links and it is not necessary to disavow
all site wide links. If those links generate traffic then we recommend a “rel=nofollow”
which is the best option.
Why am I not seeing all the back links in the
list? Why is the Google webmaster tool’s back link different from ahrefs or any
other backlink tool? Should I consider links other than Google webmaster tool backlink
You may not see all the backlinks to your site, but we are concerned only about
Google and nothing else. Google de-index several URLs and Domains which they consider
useless to audience. So we need not worry about those links. Beware, some agencies
may pull out the data using these automated tools and provide you with 1000s of
useless junk links, which they claim to cleanup.
I have a paid link which generates good amount
of targeted traffic, should I still disavow it?
NO, YOU Need Not and Should Not. Request the website owner to tag with a “rel=nofollow”
and make it clear to the visitor that the link is an advertisement. The same applies
to partner sites.
Are all Article links considered SPAM?
Unfortunately YES, Google considers ezinearticles, the industry leader as bad.
Should I provide Google Web Master Tools access?
It is not a necessary requirement. It will be great if you can provide web master
access, if not we will send you a detailed instruction on how to download the back
links and send us the links. Also we will provide you instructions on how to send
reconsideration request if you are not able to give us owner access.
There are so many automated back link audit tools
and why should I do a manual back link audit?
Automated tools cannot provide accurate analysis. Relevance is important to Google
when it comes to back links. Automated back link tools only can provide Garbage
results and most likely good links will be disavowed and bad links will still remain
in your back link profile.
Why should I hire an expert to Disavow links?
Google has answered for this
New questions - Updated 12-19-2013
Why is the first discovered date for some of
the links showing an earlier than the date I built my site?
The backlink report is downloaded from google webmaster tools and some of the links
are showing a previous date for the "first discovered" even before the domain is
registered. This is because a link may had been pointing to another domain (we will
call it "Site Doe" as it is unknown) on a previous date. This "Site Doe" may have
been redirected either to your website or may have even redirected to site doe -1
: site doe -2 ..... site doe -N and then to the original site. That is the reason
that the first discovered showing a very old date compared to the registration of
Why the partner sites are not showing on the
The Google webmaster backlinks data are not the only backlinks to any site. There
may be hundreds or even thousands more when you check with other tools. But Google
doesn't give any significance (positive/negative) to these domains and they really
do not matter to Google's Algorithm on ranking a site. That is the reason you are
not seeing some of your partner sites on the backlink data.
Why do you charge 25 cents for assessing a domain
while other companies charge a lot more?
We are in the Industry for a decade and are so familiar with Good and Bad domains,
which help us asses the sites better and faster than anyone. Unlike other companies
We do not overcharge our clients.
I had hired another company who disavowed all
my backlinks, revoked my penalty but my traffic dropped to almost zero. Why did
it happen after the penalty recovery?
Well you are not the first one to ask this question. We have received the question
from several website owners, and upon reviewing their disavow file we found that
it contained a number of good domains including bbb.org and others. What had happened
is that the site lost the entire backlink juice including the Good ones and so the
traffic had dropped significantly.
Can I request Google to re-consider my Good backlinks
which had been disavowed already?
Unfortunately, NO. Now there is no option to retain the Good links after you have
disavowed them as the disavow file is processed automatically.
Do you contact webmasters individually and request
a link removal?
Yes, we contact the webmasters or website owners individually with the details of
the backlink(s) and request them to remove those links. You will get proof of every
email sent. Also we will send this proof to Google while sending a reconsideration
Will you explain the reason on why a link is
Good or Bad?
YES, each and every domain will be assessed by experts and we will provide you the
reason on why a domain is Good or bad. The report will consist of
- Good Domains
- Bad Domains
- Site wide Links
- Temporary Errors / Server Error
- Anchor Text
- Unique Domains
- Link Schemes
Reports – What You Get
- Total back links
- Total domains
- Network domains and bad domains
- Good Links
- Disavow report file (text file)
- Reconsideration report