|Weekly SEO news: 30 September 2008|
to the latest issue of the Search Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're trying to find out if Google ever forgives a penalized website.
In the news: Google tests different blurb lengths on the result pages, the PageRank numbers in the toolbar have been updated, a lot of news about the Google/Yahoo deal and more.
In addition, there's a lot of magic in the success stories below. :-)
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|1. Does Google ever forgive a penalized website?|
Getting high rankings on Google is so important for the success of a website that some webmasters try anything to get on Google's first result page.
Unfortunately, many of the methods that promise high search engine rankings are basically spam. Google doesn't like spam at all and if Google finds out that your website contains spam elements, your website will be penalized.
Which web page elements are cosidered spam by Google?
What does Google do to penalize websites?
Does Google ever forgive a penalized website?
What does this mean for your website?
It seems that Google does forgive penalized websites but it takes a long time until a penalized site has its rankings back. During that time, you'll lose a lot of visitors and sales.
If you want to be on the safe side, only use ethical search engine optimization methods to promote your website. These methods might not sound as impressive as some of the promises that you can read on the Internet but they make sure that your website will get lasting results on Google's first result page.
|2. Search engine news and articles of the week|
|3. Success stories|
|4. Previous articles|