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Do you think that Google (e.g. -30, -950, -60, etc) penalties really exist? Have any of you experienced such a penalty with your website?
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from incrediblehelp 3655 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Arent these filters and not penalties?

from pcboyyy 3655 Days ago #
Votes: -1

Are you referring to the "sand box"?  If so, yes there are definitely penalties when you misuse the priviledge to use search engine optimization.  One thing I can tell you and I’ve read about it more than once and that’s copying another web sites content.  I wouldn’t recommend it.  I’m sure some here will agree with me.  -L

from animatedmarketing 3642 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Can’t say for sure that I am in the -950 penalty, but that’s close to describing recent Google rankings loss on my site. Here’s a quick rundown. Tell me what you think:Started in 2005. Rankings coming along in all the SERPS since then. (including google). Late 2007, site was hit with the iFrame hack. I cleaned all my index.php and index.html pages and contacted They notified google and the ’This Site May Harm Your Computer’ was removed. Over the next couple of months, rankings started diminishing. At this point today, I rank in Google for only terms with miniscule results. People are typing my URL and sitename. And that makes up for 95% of my Google traffic. This being the case, I am still getting 2000+ uniques (organic only). Just to give you an example: (suspecting some penalty causing this)KW: free video clips Yahoo: #5 (main page) MSN: #5 (main page) Google: #643 (video.php page - I can’t find my main page) I am doing no black hat seo, no paid links, etc. My structure is right in line with all my competition. You can check sites like,, etc.So what gives? My pages appear to be indexed. But nothing showing up in the rankings. If anybody has a suggestion or three I would appreciate it.Bryan R.

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