Google Penalty Not Removed?

When faced with a Google penalty there are lots of mistakes site owners and SEO companies can make when trying to have it removed. Site owners are doing their best, but the very fact that they are penalized or banned, may show they do not have knowledge or time to get the Google penalty removed themselves. Sound familiar? And many SEO companies are looking to make a fast buck and aren’t thorough in their work to get the site back in Google’s search index. Shoddy work, not lack of knowledge, is the problem with most poor SEO companies. No matter what any person or company may tell you, if your site has a Google penalty, there is no easy fix. You have to be diligent in finding every single spammy backlink, whether you placed it or not,  and that means using more than just one tool to find those links. We use a multiple tools, some that we pay monthly for access to use. After finding all the links, you have to be sure and only delete the links that may be causing the penalty, not the good links that support higher search result rankings. And then you must work towards getting all the bad links removed. Then you must show Google you have tried your best and that means submitting documented proof. CLICK TO SEE OUR PENALTY REMOVAL METHODS If you are reading this you may be at any point in the road to getting the Google ban removed; and if you are at the point having hired a SEO company and they have failed, I would ask...

Help! My Site Has Been Banned By Google!

“Why has Google banned my website?” As an SEO company this is one question we get very often. There are few bigger problems for an Internet business or search engine marketer than to find that their website has disappeared from Google’s search rankings. Sometimes their website doesn’t even rank for their own web site’s name. How did this happen? Read below to find out some of the reasons why a site may have been banned from Google and what to do to get back in the rankings. Usually there is no warning for being banned or penalized by Google except for the steady drop of sales and visitors to your site. Many site owners and search engine optimization firms are left with little to no idea why they were removed and can be left scratching their heads as to how to get back in. While there are many reasons why a site has been banned, here are a few of the more common reasons. If your site has been banned contact your SEO company or give Big Oak a call at 804-741-6776 to help you get back on the right track to high Google rankings. You can see a case study here that shows a successful site reinclusion for a recent client. We offer a Google penalty removal service that can help get your site back in the search results. 1. Robots and Meta Tags The first and simplest solution many be that your robot.txt file has been changed to prevent search engines from entering your site. Or your meta tags could be directing the search engine robots to...

Google Small Business Community Video by Eric Gehler

Eric Gehler one of our AdWord experts was invited by Google to create a short video for their YouTube channel, Google+ Your Business. Google provided 5 questions they asked him to answer in order to provide advice for a small business getting started on the Web. Here are the 5 questions Google asked Eric to answer: What are some easy ways a company can build an online presence? Why is it important for a small business to have a social media presence? What are some ways a business can reach new customers online? What are some ways that a small business owner can use Google Plus to help their business? What’s the one resource you would recommend to an up-and-coming small business? The video lasts about 3 minutes, at Google’s request, so it only highlights marketing issues which all small businesses should be considering. If you want to know more about building your online business, please give us a call at 804-741-6776. You can ask for me, Shell Harris. I will be happy to talk to you about helping your small business grow online. Without further ado, here is the...

Matt Cutts Answers Questions About Link Disavow Tool

With the recent release of Google’s Link Disavow tool. There’s way too much incorrect info about it being added to the Internet. In case you missed it, please read the below article, which was posted October 29, 2012. It’s a Q & A with Danny Sullivan and Matt Cutts, and it’s the single most accurate and complete write up you will find. The comments at the end are also worth paying attention to. http://searchengineland.com/matt-cutts-qa-how-to-use-google-link-disavow-tool-137664 PS – Thanks to Eric Ward for this link. Oh, and if you are wondering if the Link Disavow, plus reinclusion request actually works, you can read about a successful case study at David Naylor’s site:...

Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Little Nemo

I feel like this Google Doodle which is a tribute to the comic strip Little Nemo is their best yet. Kudos to the Google creative team for creating this wonderful illustration and animation. Here is a screen shot of the full image, after the animation, which is still beautiful. I also found a video of Little Nemo just in case you have never heard of the little guy. Click the image for a full-size...

Why Does Google Show a Different Title?

Recently a client asked why their page titles were not being used in the search results by Google. For those of you who may not know exactly what a page title is, it is in your page’s source code and looks like this: <title>This is my page title</title> and is the most important piece of on-page SEO on your site. Usually site owners take time to craft a title to help their keywords rankings and/or to help attract searchers when this title is displayed in Google’s search results. Below is an image of Google’s search results for the search term “Create a Website Sitemap for SEO” and you can see our blog post for the top results with the title we chose. But sometimes Google decides to change the title they display in their search results. Why does Google change your page title? Quite simple, Google thinks it knows better, and Google probably does. Here is one explanation from a Google rep, “Often a single title might not be the best one to show for all queries for a page, so our algorithms may generate alternative titles to make it easier for our users to recognize relevant pages.” You can find more information about Google choosing a better page title here. A snippet from this page gives some more insight, “Our testing has shown that these alternative titles are generally more relevant to the query and can substantially improve the click-through rate to the result, helping both our searchers and webmasters.” So don’t fret when your title in the Google search results does not match the title on your...