What to do if your site is banned from Google
by, 11-11-2010 at 10:20 AM (463 Views)
My Website Has Been Banned, PageRank (PR 0) or the dreaded Gray toolbar by Google:
This is the worst fear of any Webmaster. The first thing that you need to do is figure out why your website got banned, if indeed it is, banned in the first place. Then see if there is something you can do to get your website and it's Page Rank (PR) restored by Google.
If you have done nothing wrong to upset Google then the ban maybe be only temporary. Meaning your server may have been down at the time in which the GoogleBot came by to complete it's monthly crawl or index your website and because your server was down or unavailable it assumed your website wasn't there. When this happens, the Googlebot (the name of Google's web crawler) may come back and check your website. The higher you rank in terms of PageRank (PR) then there stands a good check it will because those who have high Page Rank their websites are visited more frequently then the normal monthly crawl or index , however, there are no promises.
If you've done something that are against Googles Search Engine Optimization standards then chances are you are banned for life. It is almost impossible to get your website or domain back into Googles Index if this is the case. Here are a list of 10 Common Mistakes that will get your Website banned on Google or any other Search Engine.
If you think your site might have been temporarily unavailable when Googlebot paid a visit, go back and check your server logs and see if you can find a visit from the Googlebot a few days after the Google Dance. If Google came and visited most or all of your pages, it is more likely you've been banned for illegal optimization tactics. But if you cannot find Googlebot, and you have gaps in your sever logs from the last time the Googlebot visited your website then it likely was trying to access your site and it is likely it just couldn't find you at that time. If this is the case, don't panic. Don't do anything drastic to your website. Just wait for the next Google dance. If it was temporarily unavailable, Googlebot will visit during the next crawl, and discover that you are still actually there, and index your site as usual and give you back your PageRank.