Think your website may have been penalised by Google?
Ouch! This is a business owners worst nightmare and is almost certainly the consequence of poor link building that Google has deemed to be spammy and manipulative.
So you hired that great SEO promising all sorts of incredible results, you saw some initial leaps in ranks and then woke up one day to see your ranks tumble after the latest algorithm was released. Well guess what?Googlebot has most likely detected a pattern of unnatural in-bound links to your website and has penalised you as a consequence. Your traffic has literally gone off a cliff and you don’t know what to do. You call your SEO and he’s not taking your calls and not responding to your emails.
It’s a familiar story. We feel your pain. Seriously, we really do. It’s no fun having your online business disappear and your income generator dry up!
Don’t panic, there is hope of a recovery!
When customers contact us after they’ve noticed a dramatic drop in ranks after suspecting they received either an algorithmic or manual action penalty, they get in a serious fluster. It’s only natural to think that this could be the end of a lucrative business and in some cases, this can be a very realistic possibility.
However, for the most part, it’s not all doom and gloom. Aside from a few very rare cases, most sites can be brought back from the brink and released from jail since Google Penguin 4.0 update. However, you’ll only get out on good behaviour. Anyone wanting to recover their ranks has to immediately stop all SEO and link building activities and start the long and arduous clean up job. That’s where we come in.
Google wants to see real proof you’ve cleaned up your act!
When our team gets to work on trying to have your penalty revoked, the first job is to ensure you’ve completely stopped any further link building activities. It is well documented that once you have a manual action placed on your site, Google is watching your every move. So if new unnatural links continue to appear, you can forget about getting a recovery. You have to stop all activities relating to link building immediately, otherwise the job of recovery is nigh on impossible.
Once we are satisfied your previous SEO has stopped link building, we’ll then get to work on analysing your back-link profile to see what will have most likely caused the upset at Google HQ. In most cases, the culprits are obvious and thankfully due to Google’s Disavow Tools, they can be blocked from sending your site any more toxic link equity.
With Google’s algorithms now being updated in real-time, link disavows get processed far quicker nowadays so recoveries can happen far quicker than they did prior to the release of Google Penguin 4.0.
How long will it take you to get my penalty lifted?
There’s no exact timeframe to having a penalty revoked as each and every website’s backlink profile is never the same. Some sites may have just a handful of offending links and it may only take a short period to remove or disavow them.
On the other hand, you may have a situation where your previous SEO was acting like a crazed spammer, building thousands of poor quality links and you have a minefield of toxic links to clean up. If this is the case, it might be a long road ahead.
In all circumstances, our team will give you the most honest assessment so that you can make an informed decision as to where you go. If your website backlinks look poor and widespread, it could literally take several months of manual link removal and disavows to get the penalty revoked. So you have to decide if your online business is worth saving or whether you want to start again with a new domain name.
At Rocket SEO®, we’re all about honesty and integrity so we will never make promises that a penalty can be lifted when the situation is clearly futile.
However to date, we are proud to say that we have a 100% success rate of having manual action penalties fully revoked and have seen great success in seeing ranks improve on sites that clearly got hit by an algorithmic penalty.
Got a penalty? Don’t waste anymore time!
If you’re in a seriously sticky situation and suspect your website got hit or you’ve seen a dramatic drop in ranks, you must act now to rescue the situation.
Don’t delay. Contact us today and we’ll get to work on starting your road to recovery. Soon enough, you’ll be out of jail!