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Unnautral Links Penalty Removal and Recovery

Unnatural Links: If you see a message from Google in your Google webmaster saying, "Links to your site violate Google's quality guidelines," your website has a manual penalty. Digging deeper into your Webmaster tools you'll find another message from Google that looks something like the image directly below.

If you have been affected by this penalty, please contact us today for a FREE assessment!

The bad news is you have a penalty. The good news is you know about it and can act quickly to work on getting it removed. Then you can submit a reconsideration request to Google asking them to review your actions to remedy the problem and to revoke the penalty.

Unnatural links fall into the general category of link schemes in Google's quality guidelines, which they describe as "any links intended to manipulate PageRank or a site's rankings in Google search results." This general description covers a lot of link building techniques that will get your website penalized by Google.

  • Buying or selling links that pass PageRank
  • Excessive link exchanges for the sake of cross-linking
  • Large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword rich anchor text links
  • Automated services that build links to your site.
  • Text ads that pass PageRank
  • Ads where payment is received for articles that include links that pass PageRank
  • Links with optimized anchor text in articles or press releases distributed on other sites
  • Low quality directory or bookmark site links
  • Widely distributed links in the footers of various sites
  • Forum comments with optimized link in the post or signature.

Your website can fall victim to a manual penalty from the Google search team for any number of violations of Google's webmaster guidelines. Therefore, it is critically important that you review and understand these guidelines and how they apply to every aspect of your domain.

Don't forget, if you have been affected by this penalty, please contact us today for a FREE assessment!