When it comes to Google penalties we’d like to think we know what we’re talking about after removing over 180 of them.
Whether it's manual actions, algorithmic Penguin or Panda issues, we've been removing Google penalties for over half a decade.
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What to do after a Google Penalty
You obviously don’t want to go back to the ‘old ways’ as you now dread even the term ‘Google penalty’, but at the same time you still need to be visible in organic search. We often work with brands who’ve had Google penalties in the past as a result of flawed SEO tactics to manipulate rankings in the short term, rather than building a sustainable SEO strategy.
If you’d like some more information about what this involves please do get in touch, and we’ll show you that there is another way that doesn’t involve breaking the rules, whilst still getting results.
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We’re entering into our 3rd year of partnership with SALT during which time they have provided us with invaluable support which commonly extends far beyond their obligations.
This is a team so driven by their passion for SEO that they do not hesitate to go the extra mile time and time again. As we enter a new phase in the development of our website we only see more involvement for SALT in helping us achieve our goals.
Working with Reza and the SALT team was a game changer for us. From a business perspective, our website inbounds more than doubled over a period of 6 months with relevant, highly targeted traffic. Reza and the team took the time to understand our very niche, technical space to give us specific direction on web content, and the results speak for themselves. I’d recommend SALT to anyone looking for a real partner when it comes to SEO engagement – not to mention that the team is genuinely a pleasure to work with. I look forward to a continued partnership with Reza and the SALT team as long as I have SEO needs (which I’d imagine will be for a very long time).
SALT’s dedication to our projects and their technical know-how were superb.
They really went the extra mile and took the time to understand our business, never applying one-size-fits-all solutions. They have added concrete and measurable value to our business.
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Common Google Penalty Removal FAQs
Can you guarantee to remove a Google penalty?
As with most things to do with search engine optimisation, it is unfortunately impossible to guarantee results. The reason for this is that ultimately we're working with secret algorithms, and processes owned exclusively by the search engines themselves. However, from our years of experience as Google penalty SEO consultants we've never come across a Google penalty we couldn't remove.
How long does it take to remove a Google penalty?
This very much depends on the size of the project. If it's a link penalty then the greater number of links there are, the longer it takes.
How much does it cost?
The cost for removing a Google penalty is all dependent on the severity of the problem, and the amount of time it takes to resolve. We've removed penalties in as little as three weeks before (including the time for a reconsideration request to be reviewed by Google) but it can also take several months if it's a bigger job.
Is it possible to recover from a manual action?
It certainly is! There are many types of manual actions, but the most common one in recent years is for links. If you've got a link based manual action then we follow the same proven process with every client to lift the penalty.
Will my rankings return to what they were before the penalty?
This is probably the most important question of them all. The truth is that there was a reason why you received a Google penalty in the first place! If you built your business model on mainly link spam then probably not. However, if you deserve to rank after the spam is removed then you'll be pleased to hear that the majority of clients we've worked with actually do better after the penalty is lifted.
The reason for this is that as well as the manual action, they also had 'invisible' Google Penguin issues which were holding the site down algorithmically. Once the disavow file is uploaded for the manual action it will also remove the 'bad' links from the link graph, thus lifting the algorythmic 'penalty'. If you would like more information about this process, please get in touch.