Google Penalty Detection and Solutions Audit


Google's recent Panda and Penguin updates are designed to penalise sites with shallow content and suspicious link activity, and if you have noticed a drop in rankings, it could be that your site has incurred a penalty. An SEO strategist will conduct an audit on your website, checking for anything that may have resulted in a Google penalty. They will collate these into a report along with recommendations on how you can fix these problems to lift the penalty and restore your rankings the next time your website is crawled by the search engine. You will receive the report in a PDF format.

Here’s when Google Penalty Detection and Solutions Audit can help!

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    When your Google rankings or traffic have immediately dropped

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    When you suspect you've incurred a penalty on Google


Recent changes to Google's ranking algorithm, such as the Panda and Penguin updates, are designed to identify and penalise websites using black-hat SEO techniques such as those posting duplicate content and suspicious links. Unfortunately, Google sometimes penalises completely legitimate sites by mistake, which can destroy a website's search engine rank. If you see a change in your rankings and are wondering whether you have been penalised by Google, we can help you find out.

We will conduct an audit on your website to look for any problems that may have caused Google to penalise your website. If we identify any problems, we will provide you with an action plan on how you can fix these problems with the aim of either reversing the penalty or restoring rankings to your site.

Quality process

The process begins by completing a briefing questionnaire to clarify your objectives for the audit. This briefing will be visible to all the team members involved with delivering the audit and is the foundation for all our quality checks.

An SEO strategist will examine your website to look for any of the following issues:

  • Poor quality links
  • “Spammy” links – heavy on anchor text, excessive follow or no follow, lack of quality signals
  • Duplicate content
  • Shallow content

Following this analysis, they will conclude whether or not you have incurred a penalty and, for each problem identified, will recommend a solution.

This audit will be checked by a second SEO strategist and will then be delivered to you in a PDF format.

Please note that it can take months to recover from a penalty, even if you fix the root problems immediately. In some cases, we may advise that you switch to a new domain.

Webcertain Group is passionate about generating business growth for its clients in any part of the world. A team of native speakers of all the world’s major languages works together to achieve client objectives - no one understands working with different cultures and the nuances of language in the globe’s search engines better than the Webcertain multilingual teams. Webcertain operates in 44 languages.

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