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Google Penalties

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.

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 top placements after receiving a Google Penalty

Loss of top placements after receiving a Google Penalty

Loss of visibility for the domain because of a Google Penalty, A: Panda Update #23 B: Penguin Update 2.0

Loss of visibility for the domain because of a Google Penalty, B: Panda Update #23 C: Penguin Update 2.0

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