If you suddenly notice traffic dropping on your website from Google Search, you start assuming your website is banned or penalized by Google. There is lots of difference between getting banned and receiving a certain level of penalty from Google bots. With today’s special post, I’m aiming at helping those website owners and bloggers who are facing the similar kind of issues on their websites and really don’t know how to go about fixing them. How You will know if Your Website is Banned or Completely Deindexed by Google? If your website is banned from Google, It is gone from Google database and it will not be seen for any kind of search query on Google even for longest tail keywords you try. Here are some commands you need to run in Google search to know whether your website is banned by Google or not. Run site:yourdomain.com query on Google and if you happen to see no data against your website, it means Google has no data stored for your website in its database. And … [Read more...] about Your Website is Banned or Penalized by Google?
Pages indexed by google checker
Site updates, theme updates/changes, plugin updates, adding a new plugin/functionality, and other changes like updating a file using FTP can cause some accidental errors that could lead to on-page SEO issues. Unless you proactively look for these errors, they will go unnoticed and will negatively influence your organic rankings. For instance, I recently realized that I had been blocking out images in one of my blogs for almost 6 months because of an old and neglected Robots.txt file. Imagine the impact such a mistake could have on your rankings! Keeping the importance of SEO in mind, here are 7 important checks that you need to conduct on a periodic basis to ensure that your on-page SEO is on point. Note: Even though these checks are for people running a WordPress blog, they can be used for any blogger on any platform. 1. Check your site for broken links. Pages with broken links (be it an internal or external link) can potentially lose rankings in search results. Even if you … [Read more...] about 7 On-Page SEO Checks That You Need To Conduct On A Periodic Basis
Plagiarism and piracy is something which is not new to Internet. Every day, we see lots of torrents and pirated content on the Web. For a Blogger, seeing their content copied somewhere is nothing new and we often file a DMCA takedown request to remove such content from Web index. Specially after First Google panda launch, plagiarism content become an issue and we have seen sites copying content ranked higher in many cases. In last one and half-year, Google have made major Search engine algo updates and changes and made their search engine smart. In fact, these days I hardly see any copy-paste bloggers to rank higher in search. Now, here is a good news for those Bloggers and Webmasters who are tired of seeing blogs copying posts from your blog and still ranking higher in search. Google DMCA May lead to Domain level penalty? In last 1 year, I have reported over 2000 links to Google to remove it from the Web. Here is an exact step by step guide to put a request to Google for DMCA … [Read more...] about DMCA Takedown Penalty Added as New Factor in Google Ranking
I was trying to identify some of the best Google Chrome extensions for Bloggers, Content Marketers, and SEOs. While it’s almost impossible to list all of them I’ve shortlisted some of the best extensions for Bloggers and SEOs. In this blog post I’ll feature 50 best extensions for bloggers and in the upcoming blog post I’ll focus only on SEO and will feature the best Chrome extension for SEOs, Link Builders and Marketers. Read: Top 25 Google Chrome Extensions I Can’t Live Without 50 Best Google Chrome Extensions I have tried my best to avoid duplicate extensions to make sure that no two extensions serve the same purpose. Instead of listing duplicate extensions as separate entries I added them as alternatives so that you can consider them. 1. Evernote Web Clipper Evernote is the hottest note-taker app and it’s the easiest way to share, bookmark and save online stuff. The Evernote Web Clipper allows you to capture anything – from full webpages to … [Read more...] about Top 50 Google Chrome Productivity Extensions For Bloggers
Google Panda was one of the most controversial algorithm update from Google, but with time it helped a lot to remove low-quality websites from search engine and overall it improved the quality of search results. Though for many webmasters, Google Panda updates are still a headache and at unknowingly many good websites lost their search engine ranking due to Panda penalty. If you are one of those bloggers who lost their web site traffic after latest Google panda algorithm update roll out, Here I will be sharing tested tips to recover from Google Panda. Before we move ahead with panda recovery tips, I would like you to know Google Panda is a domain level penalty. What I mean is, if earlier you’ve had low-quality content, it was your content that was penalized, but now if you have low-quality content, your complete domain will be penalized. One of the simplest ways to get rid of Panda penalty is by getting rid of low-quality content. I will do a separate post for identifying … [Read more...] about How to Recover from Google Panda Effect