Google Penalties and Manual Actions

A penalty is the sanctioning of a website by Google. The reason for punishing a website is because of a non-compliance with the Google Webmaster Guidelines.

Lily Ray explains Google manual actions, or penalties

Lily Ray is a member of the SISTRIX Data Journalism Team

Types of Google Penalties

Google penalties come in two flavours, manual– as well as algorithmic-penalties.

Both kinds of penalties have almost the same effect on a sanctioned website:

  • Ranking positions fall massively
Loss of important positions after receiving a Google Penalty
Loss of visibility for the domain because of a manual Google Penalty

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