Dropped from Google Rankings?
Fixing a Google Penalty
Do you have concern over actions by a previous SEO? If you know for sure that your site has been penalized, or if you just have a suspicion – we can determine what needs to be done to get your site back in the rankings and avoid penalties in the future.
Google “manual penalties” became very common in 2013. Many businesses found themselves with a sudden loss in rankings – and revenue. Why? Google’s recent algorithmic updates focused in part on penalizing sites with suspicious SEO activities. Until recently, mass link building (including paid links) was a common SEO technique, but websites who participated in back-linking are now at risk of penalties.
Signs of Manual Google Penalty
Any of the following signs would indicate that your site has received a manual penalty from Google.
- Google Webmaster Tools alerts (the “Link Warning Emails”)
- Sudden drops or disappearance from rankings
- Not being able to find your site in Google, even when searching by company name
- Large decreases in organic traffic
Penalties from Google will not go away on their own. The only way to regain your rankings & traffic after a penalty is to manually correct the problems (usually low quality back-links) and ask Google for reconsideration.
In some cases, it may be easier and quicker to launch a new site under a new domain name. We can advise regarding new site development before undergoing the Removal Process.
Utilizing social media and other web properties, we’ve seen some sites obtain Page One rankings within a week of launch – it is rare, but worth considering.