Lately lots of people keep searching for informations on how to find out if domain was banned by google, blog was banned in google or site was banned in search engine.
Usually the thing that happends is not a ban but the famous google sandbox.
For the starters – it is not easy to tell if the site was banned by google and how to deal with it.
If the blog/page is new then many things may occur.
Site may get indexed with 1 page and then deindexed the next day – thats usual google dance, doesnt mean sandbox nor ban in search engine.
If you enter google webmaster tools try to add your new/banned domain. The hints that may say the site is banned, not not indexed is when it shows:
Googlebot has successfully accessed your home page
No pages from your site are currently included in Google’s index. Indexing can take time. You may find it helpful to review our information for webmasters and webmaster guidelines.
Then you can submit the sitemap and get such text:
You have recently submitted one or more Sitemaps for this site. Processing Sitemaps may take some time. Check again later to see if pages from your Sitemaps are included in Google’s index.
If after verification blog or website is still no indexed by googlebot it means you are propably banned by google.
Other way of checking sandbox or ban is to look at site:yousite in google. If the main page of yours is not indexed, the domain is probably sandboxed.
Sam trick goes if you type as search command “yousite”. If it doesnt show up as first in serp that means you are probably banned or sandboxed in google.
try using webmaster tools and ask for reindexation.
Then you will get such info in messages:
We’ve received a request from a site owner to reconsider how we index the following site:
We’ll review the site. If we find that it’s no longer in violation of our Webmaster Guidelines, we’ll reconsider our indexing of the site. Please allow several weeks for the reconsideration request. We do review all requests, but unfortunately we can’t reply individually to each request.
That actualyl doesnt mean it were violating before, it just means they will reconsider it and from #1 they think it was spammy so got delated.
Here on simple video tutorial you can see how to ask for reindexation of site in google
And i really suggest you to not use any tools online that check if the site was banned. They dont work and the only thing they can bring is ask 3445435345 times for site:yoursite and make you really sandboxed in google.
here is what they answer [the obvious]:
The domain name has no PageRank value, it is LIKELY to be banned.
The domain name has no records with Google. It is either new or MAY BE banned.
Hope this explains how to determine if your site was banned in google.
Originally posted 2009-05-27 11:32:31.