Are You Getting Nuked By Google Lately?
Since the last Google update, there have been many instances and examples
of the Google Nuke Bot! This is what I call it anyway. Have you visited
a favorite website lately only to realize they've been nuked by Google?
More and more we are seeing internet marketing / SEO companies getting
nuked, by Google completely removing them from their data banks. I am
not going to mention any names because I'm sure the owners of the once
populated websites already know and are embarrassed from this development.
Since the word went out on WebPositionGold getting banned from Google
for automatic queries sent to Google, we are noticing other related websites
going down for the count as well.
For the info on WebPositionGold, go here:
The things is, we already know about Webpositiongold, what about other
sites that are getting hit hard? Has your site been nuked?
It seems as though, some sites that had thousands of links pointing from
Google are getting hit the hardest. It seems like Google is cracking down
on "spam tactics", "submission tactics", and anything
related to unethical SEO practices.
Is Google Making An Effort To Uphold Their Webmaster Guidelines?
Will it come to a point where if we don't uphold the Google guidelines,
we cannot be successful online? This thought is ridiculous but almost
scary to think it could happen! What about website's that still hide text
through same background colours? Hidden div layers? and mirror pages?
Why hasn't Google attacked those issues first?
You can almost make the assumption that by Google nuking websites that
send automatic ranking & link popularity queries to their data base,
this may be a huge effort to relieve the strain on the query servers in
order to free up some memory.
How Does Getting Your Website Nuked From Google Affect Your Credibility?
An event like this could ultimately ruin your reputation online. People
who have come to trust your knowledge and judgment on Google rankings
may never look at your company the same ever again. People might think
to themselves "I don't want to get nuked like they did!".
How Can You Tell You've Been Nuked?
* Your Google Page Rank is now 0-2/10 and should be at least 5/10
* You have zero backlinks listing in Google anymore
* You have zero internal website listings within Google by doing (site:www.yoursite.com)
* Google's cache of your website is no longer to be found
For newer websites, don't be confused between this nuking process and
your own evolution online. Getting and maintaining a high PR level takes
a lot of work.
Once Nuked, Does Google Still Come Back?
The question I have for websites that have been nuked: Can you still
see Google in your stat log files for your site? If so, I wonder if Google
is still keeping an eye on you and watching your every move?
Stay away from programs that generate automatic queries into Google.
Don't check your link popularity 3 times a week and especially don't check
your search engine rankings twice a day. Just simply promote your website
and measure your success through your internal website stats and monthly
profits. Google doesn't appreciate websites that consistently draw their
power in order to measure their success, just simply take that out of
your daily actions.
Cheers to your online success!
About The Author:
Martin Lemieux is the president of the Smartads Advertising Network who
helps companies like yours to increase your business offline and online.
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