You are clearly suffering from a Google Manual Penalty when:
- You receive a notification from Google Webmaster Tools
- You are experiencing a drastic drop in your Google organic rankings
- Your revenue has dropped
- Your online presence is going down
What do I do if I find I have a Google Manual Penalty?
Google Manual Penalties are complex. In case your site receives a manual penalty, we recommend you to avoid making any website activities. You should determine all your backlinking activities and set up an appointment with ZooSEO for us to conduct a quality Google penalty removal mentoring.
I don’t have a penalty. How can I prevent a Manual Penalty?
To avoid receiving a manual penalty from Google, we recommend you to avoid the following practices:
- System generated content
- Using linking schemes
- A website with viruses and malware
- Sneaky redirects
- Doorway pages
- Duplicate content
- Using affiliate programs with follow links
- Irrelevant keywords
- Improper use of rich snippets
At ZooSEO, our Google penalty removal service guarantees that we will get your penalty removed. Feel free to get in touch with us now for a quotation.
Website Crawling Errors or Issues
If your rankings have dropped and you DON’T have a Manual Penalty, then you either have:
- A website crawling error or
- A Google algorithmic issue (penalty)
How do I fix website crawl errors?
- Go to Google webmaster tools
- Find and fix all the errors
- Within 2 weeks to 2 months, you will notice if rankings return
- If rankings do not return, you have a Google algorithmic issue (penalty)
If you have a smaller website (less than 100 pages) it is easier to detect, work on and fix a ranking drop due to website crawl errors.
Large sites are more complicated, but the recovery process remains the same, just a lot more involved.
Google Algorithmic Penalty
An algorithmic penalty is the most complicated, because you are dealing with a variety of Google updates such as Penguin, Panda, Hummingbird and some 600 other updates that Google puts out every year.
At ZooSEO we recommend addressing the most common problems first and fixing them. Problems including but not limited to:
- Backlink clean-up and Disavow
- Duplicate Content find and fix
- Meta Data Duplicate Content fix
- Back end Code issues
- Usability Issues
There are other tips that we have encountered that help us find what could be wrong.
Please set up an appointment with ZooSEO and we will will mentor you through this.