Want to avoid getting banned by Google?

We are frequently asked a question “I am listed in Yahoo and MSN but I'm nowhere in Google SERP's. Why?"

It’s none other than the big G that penalizes the sites those who do optimization.Google operators don’t like your interference in the manipulation of your site position in Google SERP's through optimization of a site. And this is exactly what search engine optimizers do. So the optimizers should be very careful while optimizing the site.

While optimizing your site make sure that SEs would not get angry with you. Don’t do something unpleasant to the extent where Google don’t want to index your site at all. Avoid using spam techniques to get ranked.

Is your site banned?
There are two methods to check whether your website is banned by Google:

  • Go to Google.com and type the URL of your website. If you get a message prompting “Sorry, no information is available for the URL: <<your entered URL>>”. This message implies that Google spider hasn’t crawl your site and your site is not yet indexed by Google. If your website is the brand new site it’s OK or probably there is a chance that your site is banned.

  • Check the PageRank Bar on the Google toolbar The Pagerank bar displays the PageRank of every URL that is visited. If you browse your website and you see the color of the bar changed to gray then this is a sign that your website has been banned.

Avoid the signs of SEO
Try to optimize your website from the SE point of view. So avoid the following techniques (usually called as spam) while optimizing your website.

Getting inbound links rapidly:-
Getting inbound links rapidly is a clear indication of spam optimization technique. It is highly unnatural to get hundreds of inbound links within a month or two. So getting inbound links rapidly is a clear indication of spam optimization technique. Link building strategy should be slow and gradual.

Same Anchor text for all inbound links:-
The link text should vary from every link partner to partner so as to look natural. A website with hundreds of inbound links with same link text doesn't appear to be natural so try to give varied anchor text while link building.

Increasing Keyword density through stuffing:- Increasing the keyword density through keyword stuffing is considered as spam. So keywords or keyword phrases should not be repeated again and again in the web page.

Title Tag, Meta Tags, Alt tags:-
Like Keyword Stuffing in body text, Keyword Stuffing in tag attributes should also be avoided. The same keywords should not be repeated over and over again in the title tag or any other tags. This may ban or penalize your website

Copied content of the web page:-
Content is King and Search engines like unique and quality content. Duplicating the content from pages of other webdomains will penalize your website by the search engines.

Hidden Text:-
Keeping hidden text in web pages is also a spam technique as it allows entering the target keyword phrases without being displayed to the viewer. This is usually done by applying the same color to the text as that of the background.