How can find out if my website got penalized by Google?

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Please someone explain how to know website was penalized.
If is penalized by Google. How to solve the issue.
Is there any tools for checking & issue solve
Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by prasad varma View Post

    Please someone explain how to know website was penalized.
    If is penalized by Google. How to solve the issue.
    Is there any tools for checking & issue solve
    Thanks in advance.
    If it is a manual penalty, you will be notified in Google's Search Console.

    If it is an algorithmic penalty, there is no way to know for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Voora
      can I recover the algorithmic penalty? if yes , How to recover it?
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    Originally Posted by prasad varma View Post

    Please someone explain how to know website was penalized.
    If is penalized by Google. How to solve the issue.
    Is there any tools for checking & issue solve
    Thanks in advance.
    Sign up for Google Webmaster tools and check what is wrong. It will inform you and help you to fix any problems. While you're at it you might as well do the same with Bing Webmaster tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author 530
    google feinternational penalty tool it's good and free
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  • Profile picture of the author hnrindani
    Simply type our brand keyword in Google search and see if the site appears. If it is there, site is fine. Now check keywords, if you lost too many positions for a KW, it might be because that particular page has been penalized. Also check your spam score at moz.com/researchtools/ose/

    To overcome this, revist the links that you submitted in recent past for that particular page and request them to remove your links. Clear the mess and you are almost there.

    In future, make sure to always get backlinks from prominent domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riya varma
    The first step to make before even starting to optimize your website for Google is to check if your domain is under a penalty. A website that is penalized by Google cannot achieve good rankings so your priority is to find out which algorithmic changes are affecting your web property and create a recovery plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    When your website doesn't rank at all by searching your brand name, domain name & keywords, than it goes penalized by Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by hnrindani View Post

    Simply type our brand keyword in Google search and see if the site appears. If it is there, site is fine. Now check keywords, if you lost too many positions for a KW, it might be because that particular page has been penalized. Also check your spam score at moz.com/researchtools/ose/

    To overcome this, revist the links that you submitted in recent past for that particular page and request them to remove your links. Clear the mess and you are almost there.

    In future, make sure to always get backlinks from prominent domains.
    Originally Posted by davidricherd View Post

    When your website doesn't rank at all by searching your brand name, domain name & keywords, than it goes penalized by Google.
    This isn't true. You can show up for your brand name and still be under a penalty. Penalties do not always impact the entire site.

    Originally Posted by Voora View Post

    can I recover the algorithmic penalty? if yes , How to recover it?
    It depends which algorithmic penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author KulaShaker1
    No such thing as an algorithmic penalty, as an ex-google employee told me recently.

    Either it's a manual penalty or just part of the algorithm.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by KulaShaker1 View Post

      No such thing as an algorithmic penalty, as an ex-google employee told me recently.

      Either it's a manual penalty or just part of the algorithm.
      If a site is affected by Panda or Penguin, for example, in the SEO community that is referred to as an algorithmic penalty.
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      • Profile picture of the author KulaShaker1
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        If a site is affected by Panda or Penguin, for example, in the SEO community that is referred to as an algorithmic penalty.
        I agree - it is referred to in that respect, but IMHO it's wrong terminology and confusing.

        If your site receives a manual penalty, you need to 'fix' something to get back to where you should be so that the penalty can be removed.

        If there is a panda update and your site plummets, it's not a penalty, just an algorithm change and you need to work on adapting/adding/improving the site to regain rankings.

        There could be a 'penguin' update and you lose half your rankings, but again - if no warning site in GSC, there is no penalty - you just lost the value in existing links.

        I know that you know all this Mike, just some of the newbies are very confused by the term 'algorithmic update' and think their site has done something wrong, when in fact the site is just not good enough anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeetaibe4
    There are many ways . Simple trick is do a quick index check . If you don't find the site in google then it may penalized.

    Try this Site:domain
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  • Profile picture of the author phantomhackers
    thanks to posinfo1, the tool is helpful
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  • Profile picture of the author smm station
    What exactly has happened with your site?

    Has it lost rankings or it has vanished?
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  • Profile picture of the author Janvi Arora
    Generally manual penalties are informed by the Google within Your Google Search Console. If you did not receive any penalty message in your GSC, It is likely that your website has been hit by Google's algorithm updates and it's really hard to find out as you don't receive message from Google.
    Try to analyze the backlinks from websites that are violating Google's guidelines. After an analysis, you will have to remove them. You can easily check if a website is de-indexed from Google by doing a simple search like: "site:mywebsite.com." Try to overcome the issues like duplicate content, spammy comments and forum profiles, websites with thin content, hidden text and links from gambling or adult websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Originally Posted by prasad varma View Post

    Please someone explain how to know website was penalized.
    If is penalized by Google. How to solve the issue.
    Is there any tools for checking & issue solve
    Thanks in advance.
    I would suggest you check out the tool posinfo1 suggested for you. Check it out and let's know if it answers your inquiry. I think he suggested a link for you in his reply. Why not check the link out first in case it might solve your issue.
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