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    how do i know the site is penalized?


    how do we know if the site is penalized? if let say you use to be in the first page
    and suddenly one day you pages is gone from first page to page 20 does it mean that the site has been penalized

    and how can we know what have we done wrong or how can we check if we have been penalized by G'
    there is any software or site that can tell that
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    There has been alot of dancing going on lately so by reading some recent threads you will see that SERPs have been shifting alot. In some cases these SERPs were changing by the day/hour. Perhaps your content doesnt fit in well with the new algorithm and some re optimization is needed

    Another thing that might be up is that you have a new site and it has been Sandboxed. but even then coming up on page 20 wouldnt be so bad for a sandboxed site as the usually tend to rank further down the line than page 20.
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    ya rite ..... everyday u see there were some changes in SERP's , but it does not mean that u are being penalized ...u can check it by using "site:www.sitename.com" in google search bar .. this will tell u that how many pages did G cached till date
    other part is if u are in 1 before and now u are in 20 th position ,,,it does not mean that u did some wrong things or some faults ...its like your competitor is doing some good things which G likes ..thats y he got No . 1
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    if let say you use to be in the first page
    and suddenly one day you pages is gone from first page to page 20 does it mean that the site has been penalized
    Not necessarily. A page can be pushed down also when because it has not been reachable by the spider for some days, or because Google has found some duplicates or near-duplicates on the web, etc.

    Of course, it can be also a penalization o, more simply, the results of a new ranking algorithm.

    It is more simple to check for a ban, because banned pages are not indexed and it is possible to understand if a page is unknown to Google or known but banned.
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