Most of Bloggers who are into SEO and blogging for a while know about Google penalty and Google slap. This usually happens in the form of decrease in page rank, removal of pages from Google search index, low Search engine ranking.
There are a few things which you should avoid to get Google penalty, but if you are determined to get Google penalty, here are few easy to get penalize point which you should do.
Buy Text Links:
You are building a blog about discount coupons and to get first page Google ranking, you started buying lots of links from High Page rank site and you might get on the first page of Google but Wait! what about those coupon sites, which exist for years and has been adding actual values to search engine? It might take couple of days but Google will detect that this link building is nothing more than paid or promoted links and Boom! Next morning you are out of Google ranking and worst case scenario, your site is out of Google.
Auto Feed Blog:
Do you love the idea of making money in auto pilot? Create a blog which generate automatic content and you can put your adsense or any other ads and make huge money? Obviously this idea is not new and many people actually made money doing this, but now this is something which looks good when we talk about it, but in reality Google hate Automatic blogs like I and other serious bloggers do. It’s a known fact Google started de-indexing auto blogs and if you are one of those who planning to run a auto RSS blog better drop it and become a serious blogger. Meanwhile this is seriously easy way to get penalize.
Mutual Link Exchange:
“You scratch my back and I will scratch yours”. Seriously this sounds so cool but in SEO this is not as good as it sounds. Google hate link exchange and specially when it’s obvious. One common and working way to do is making a tripod. Assume 3 sites as A,B, C and link exchange should be like this: A–>B, B–>C, C–>A. Though make sure all three sites are relevant.
Google hates keyword stuffing. If you write a post and stuff it with keywords like you writing a post about iPhone ringtones and you use this keyword twice in your post meta title, repeated insanely within your post and none the less, in meta keywords you are using it like: iPhone ringtones, iPhone ring-tone, Ringing tone iPhone and so on and on, you are doing nothing but inviting Google to penalize you.
Right way: Let your post be natural, use your strong keyword once in your post title, 2-3 times in post description, also use keyword variations and put your keywords in your meta keywords. Easy but this is more effective.
Made for Affiliate blog:
Most of people start blogging with the aim of making money online and seriously blogging is the easiest way to make money online but making all your post cluttered with affiliate link will make your blog a complete make money online monster. In Google guidelines it isÂ clearly mentioned
“There is no problem in being an affiliate as long as you create some added value for your users and produce valuable content that gives a user a reason to visit your site. For example, you could create product reviews, ratings, and product comparisons.”
So if you are planning to build a make money affiliate site, make sure you add original content and not just doorway for search engines.
If you planning to work on building backlinks and your search engine ranking, pick any method from 101 ways to create quality backlinks.
Over to you
I would love to know your opinion here too. What could be other reasons that Google can penalize you?