Google may temporarily or permanently remove sites from its index and search results if it believes it is obligated to do so by law, if the sites do not meet Google’s quality guidelines, or for other reasons, such as if the sites detract from users’ ability to locate relevant information. Certain actions such as cloaking, writing text in such a way that it can be seen by search engines but not by users, attempts to manipulate the search, using prohibited methods to promote your site, or setting up pages/links with the sole purpose of fooling search engines may result in removal from Google Search index.
Tips to avoid getting banned by Google
Ban by google may come for various reasons. Adhere to the following guidelines to avoid a Google ban.
- Don’t create a post exclusively to give links to some website(s).
- Don’t create artificial links which are not related to your website category or topic.
- Don’t post your website links on irrelevant sites, illegal websites, porn websites or spam websites or link exchange or bulk emails.
- Don’t join in a link scheme. Don’t post your website link on those link schemes.
- Don’t participate in widget spam or don’t put widget on your site pointing towards spammy websites (in other words spammy links building or exchange websites)
- Don’t involve in paid links from irrelevant websites or spammy websites. Putting your website links on spammy websites Google distrust your website entirely or partially depending on the number of links your site getting from those spammy websites.
- Don’t involve in guest book spam, blog spam, excessive articles submission, excessive link submission via link submission software.
- Don’t give anchor text name for your widget for a particular keyword or phrase. Google consider this also spam. If your widget 100% relevant one and also link to particular website also in same category with higher page rank, then there is no problem. If your widget links pointing towards spammy website. Then your site will be penalized by Google for such practices.
- Don’t give top or below links in the same post too often. Don’t give too many links to other part of your website (other post or other pages of your website) always follow Google quality guidelines.
- Don’t approve readers comment before you read the comment fully and also make sure that readers posting URL’s 100% relevant to your post or page or your website “niche”. If your reader tries to put some spammy links or irrelevant links on the comment, then you will be the loser. Your page rank will drop down drastically, and your website taken out of Google Search index for that post or page or entire website on a whole. So, beware of spammy comments on your website.
How to check for a ban from Google
A ban means that a website is indexed out of the search results and won’t be displayed on Google anymore. In simple terms, it stops existing. In order to check for a ban on Google, you simply need to enter this in the search bar:site:sitename.comInstead of “sitename.com” substitute the name of your site. If you are shown not 0 pages of queries, then the site is sanctioned.
Google imposes bans very rarely, usually in extremely difficult cases when someone shamefully breaks the rules. Your page can’t be banned for activities you aren’t able to control or for external links to your site. It is always necessary to identify the reasons why this happened, eliminate bugs and return the site back in search. If the site will not be indexed, and will not be present in the search, the SEO promotion of the site is useless.
How to get your website reindexed
If your site is blocked from Google Search index because it violates their quality guidelines, they may alert you about this using Search Console. Simply sign into Search Console, add your site URL, and verify site ownership. The “Overview” page provides information about the indexing of your site. If you receive a notification that your site violates Google quality guidelines, you can modify your site so that it meets these guidelines, then submit your site for reconsideration.