As a website owner there is every chance of getting your site excluded from Google’s index even when you are not looking for any troubles. Google is largely considered kind and it does not exclude any company for its pleasure. Mostly Google excludes sites that violate its rules and regulations in some way or the other. When you own a website or blog being listed in Google is one of the most important criterion. But what should you do if your site gets banned by Google in some way? In such instances your site will suffer huge loss of traffic as it does not show in the Google search results. Reinstating your site or getting it unbanned is a long and arduous process. Most of the time Google will not tell the reasons for their banning decision, this makes the process even more difficult.
There are some popular reasons for your site being banned which includes spamming, using too many keywords, making different owned URLs redirect to one another, insertion of improper robots.txt file, duplicating pages, linking to bad sites such as gambling and adult sites, etc. There are various other reasons for Google ban. But whatever is the reason for site banning you have to take steps to get it unbanned as quickly as possible. Below are some steps that will help you unban the site:
Request to Google:
First step is to send a request to Google for reconsidering your site’s ban. You come to know that your website has been banned when it does not show any Google page rank. Double check this fact by entering your site name in Google search. If there are no results then surely your site has been banned. After being sure of this banning you should quickly send a request to Google for reconsideration.
Remember, the request you are sending will be received and read by a professional in Google. Therefore try to be polite and provide various details about your website. Giving too much information is better in this respect. Being polite and nice is a good idea in this situation.
Tell Google about your website’s history and rules that your feel have been broken. If you have suffered due to spam clicks try to gather evidence for the fact and write about it to Google. Such details show that you are serious about the problem and are looking to take immediate steps. Write everything one would want to know about yourself and your website. Try to judge your website and its flaws that might have earned this banning. Include your findings in the email while sending the reconsideration request.
Suggest your Stance:
When you send this request try to make sure there are mentions of steps you have already taken to fix the problems. Provide details of the problem and your URL. This will allow Google experts to view the changes that have thus far been brought about. Suppose your site has been banned due to bad links, try to remove each of these links as quickly as possible. Then prove the upgradation by sending some evidences. Such detailed information is required by Google to provide a positive feedback for your reconsideration request. Before sending the requests make sure there is nothing at the website that will annoy Google professionals.
Sending the Request:
Now that you are ready to send the request login to Google webmaster account and verify your website. There is a special section in Google for Reconsideration where you can post the request.
It will generally take few weeks for the Google professionals to get back with an answer. So wait patiently. In the mean time you can carry on with the task of trying of removing all annoying elements (from Google’s point of view) in your website.
If there are no answers within a couple of weeks you can send a gentle reminder mail asking about the progress of your request. But do not send follow ups everyday as that would irritate Google representatives. By following these steps you can fix the situation of being banned from Google index.