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Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by Leviosa on November 17th 2014, 3:24 pm



Was my site penalized by Google?





Maybe you noticed a loss of visits or a decline in Google ranking? This tutorial will help you to verify if you forum undergoes a Google penalty.

Google penalty







First, you have to identify the origine of Google penalties:


  • Google Panda: This is an update of the Google positioning algorithm. It penalizes the very low quality of a content (page or website)


  • Google Penguin: This is an update of the Google positioning algorithm. Google Penguin penalizes the "non natural search" detected.


  • Manual actions: The website is penalized by a spam action for example. You have to verify onto WebMaster Tool > Search traffic> Manual actions



Impact of a Google penalty







1.Loss of visibility on Google

Your forum has less visits than before from Google, or your forum doesn't appear by using your keywords.

2. Decline in traffic

In Google Analytics you see a decline in your trafic:
In Google Analytics>> Acquisition>> All traffic >> Google/Organic


How to know if you forum undergoes a penalty?






Please find a good article: Panda and Pingoo penalties



Here you can find 4 step to verify if you forum undergoes some penalties:

1. Verify the internet positioning of your forum via the main keywords and domain name. For example, my forum is called "Cats passion" and appears as first on google via the keyword "cats passion". Now, my forum is not yet first and appears on the 3rd or 4th Google page.
In Google WebMaster Tool>> Search Traffic>> Search Queries: compare the average ranking before different periods of time.

2. Look at Google Analytics statistics. Observe visits from Google and identify the date of visits fall.

3. Compare with Google updates in order to see if the fall corresponds to Google updates.

4. Finally, test on betterhostreview.com for more information:


Delete This last step is not 100% reliable. It gives a track if the forum is penalized or not.

Once you have all those information, thanks for reporting them into this topic. Then, our webmaster will be able to help you.

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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by Mohamed Nsr on November 17th 2014, 3:47 pm

Thanks alot

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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by Leviosa on November 17th 2014, 4:11 pm

Your welcome Smile


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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by marvin89 on November 17th 2014, 4:23 pm

Hi Buttercup,

I need you to break this all down in layman terms please. You are speaking of Google but it has vanished from al three search engines beingGoogle Yahoo & Bing.
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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by S-t-e-v-e- on November 17th 2014, 6:23 pm

wow you are finally doing something about search engine results, i think you to late sorry

http://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/

^^ my visitor falling since the virus was on forumotion

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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by Leviosa on November 18th 2014, 10:04 am

@marvin89 wrote:Hi Buttercup,

I need you to break this all down in layman terms please. You are speaking of Google but it has vanished from al three search engines beingGoogle Yahoo & Bing.
Thank you.
Hi Marvin

Here the answer of our webmaster:

1- Your forum is well indexed on Google:
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Anotsomsn4.forumotion.com&rlz=1C1CHFX_frFR547FR547&oq=site%3Anotsomsn4.forumotion.com&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.991j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

2- Your forum has not a lot of topics: http://notsomsn4.forumotion.com/f1-home-to-the-msn-refugees-the-decoy-409-post

3- In order to have more information on other search engines, you have to create an account on
http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
@S-t-e-v-e- wrote:wow you are finally doing something about search engine results, i think you to late sorry

http://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/

^^ my visitor falling since the virus was on forumotion
There is no link with this topic. Thank


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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by SophieDophs on November 18th 2014, 3:09 pm

@S-t-e-v-e- wrote:

^^ my visitor falling since the virus was on forumotion
What virus? Was it from Forumotion?

This is the first I've heard about a FM virus... now I'm worried!

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Re: Was my site penalized by Google?

Post by Leviosa on November 18th 2014, 3:24 pm

There is absolutly no virus on Forumotion!!! Thanks for not providing wrong information to our users!


@Steeve: your forum is well indexed and no penalized on Google as you can see on the following screenshot:




Here we are talking about Google (Panda and Penguin) penalties!!


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