How To Check If A Domain is Blacklisted by Google

Did your search engine traffic suddenly drop rapidly or are you about to purchase a domain name? it is always wise to check if your domain name has been blacklisted or DE-indexed by Google?

How To Check If A Domain is Blacklisted by Google

Be informed, there are several other reasons your website traffic could be dropping rapidly but it doesn’t hurt to check if your pages are still being indexed by Google.

How To Check If A Domain is blacklisted by Google

Manual Method

Simply perform a search in Google with “site:domainname.com” i.e. site:wpseer.com

If no results are returned and your pages have already being indexed by Google previously, then there is a pretty good chance that the website has been removed from their index.

If you use this method to check for a new domain, you probably won’t get any result, as there are no posts or pages for Google to index yet.

Automated Methods

Visit http://blacklis.com/, or http://www.bannedcheck.com/ type in your URL address and click search. You would get a message telling you the status of the domain name.

The best way to keep track of changes or get more information on your domain is to use tools created by Google. In this case the Google Webmaster Tools is your ideal tool.

Google Webmaster tools would show you links to your site, your search queries, site health, 404 not found pages, server errors and many other useful information on your website.

Submitting a sitemap to Google, frequent posts, a claimed Google authorship account are factors that could get your pages indexed faster.

Violating Google Terms of service is the fastest way to get your pages DE-indexed. Engaging in the following practices could lead to your pages getting de-indexed:

Paid Links

Google frowns at any form of paid link or unnatural linking, if you have been doing this it is better you stop before you get caught.

Copyright Violation

“Just because it is fine with Google doesn’t mean it is legal”.

Copyright violation is frowned upon by Google, hence you hear Google promoting the use of original content. Copyright violation is a surefire way of getting your pages de-indexed from Google

Masking Keywords

Hiding keywords or phrases with the background color technique is just so wrong and Google already knows about this technique. This could easily translate to your pages disappearing from Google search.

Linking To Spammy or malicious pages

Google, Bing and every search engine hates spam. Always check pages you are linking to, even if it is a guest post, check the links to make sure you are not sending your readers to malicious pages.

Once you have been infected with malware or your site is linking to such a page, you are on a ticking clock.

These are just some of the ways you could get banned, blacklisted, de-indexed by Google. Always make sure you read and understand Google’s terms and keep yourself updated on their algorithm changes. Penguin, panda, hummingbird these are all algorithm changes your should read about as they could be responsible for your rapid drop in traffic.

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Comments

  1. says

    This post is very informative. I recently had a domain, that wasn’t performing as it used too.. yet I couldn’t figure out what happened.. I just followed your steps and have found the issue. Thank you so much for sharing and keep smiling

    • says

      Hey Shalonda, it’s nice to meet you here on Niyi’s great blog sister. Thanks for coming to my blog the other day and my guest contest article at techywood.com, where I wrote about the “21 blogging mistakes and smart ways to fix them”. Sure you will remember with that.

      Speaking about now, Niyi’s a really cool guy and I’m not surprise his article has actually helped resolved you bug.

      Enjoy the rest of your day okay.

  2. says

    Hey Niyi, I’m so glad to find my way here and for starting a friendship with you. :)

    Let’s talk about this post, it’s short but very massive post. This will be helpful for blogs who aren’t listed on Google.

    I’m glad that mine is, even though I know it is I had to do a check again with your technique and thank God I still am listed.

    Your guide is really timely boss. :D

    Sam

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