Are you asking Google to penalize or ban your website? Perhaps it’s a simple question. There are many people complaining that their website have been banned by Google and they “have no idea why”. This is a very important thing to share about this situation.
Page Rank is Google’s way of giving a specific value to how popular your website is. It is based on the number of “votes” other websites cast for your website. A “vote” is simply when another website places a link on their website that is pointing to your website. Generally, the more “votes” or links you have pointing to your website, the higher your Page Rank (PR) will be. Page Rank is “1” of the many factors that Google takes into account when ranking websites.
Some webmasters will do anything ways to make a higher page rank for their website, even something wrong and cause their website to get banned by Google.
How to know if you have been banned by Google
You can check your website in the Google’s search result. First go to Google then enter your entire URL into Google’s search box. This website was in Google’s index at one time. If you search your website today, and Google says “Sorry, no information ia available for the URL…”, this means that the URL is no longer in Google’s database.
Here are four factors that can cause Google to ban your website:
1. Title Tag Stuffing
The title is what appears in the top left hand corner of your webpage. This is an example of Title Stuffing.
2. Meta tag Stuffing
Webmasters throw in thousands of the same exact keyword into their meta tags. For example, the following website is trying to rank well for “seo”.
<meta NAME="KEYWORDS" CONTENT="SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo, SEO, seo, Seo"> </meta>
3. Alt Image Tag Spamming
This is another way that people will try to cram keywords into their website, allowing search engines to see their keywords, but not allowing visitors to notice any difference in their website.
The following is a website that wanted to rank well for “seo”. What they’ve done is inserted a graphic. They’ve then added an alt image tag to the graphic. When a visitors visits the website, hovers their mouse over the graphic, a little popup will appear.