This website recently received an Spam Penalty from Google. Not Cool!
Here’s a screen shot of the email I got about the penalty:
I still have no idea why. My best guess is that it has something to do with auto-transcription services from the videos I’ve made for this website. Although that is just a guess.
I’ve never gotten any type of penalty from Google for any of my sites before, so this is all new to me. And I don’t have any idea how to fix it.
The main problem is I don’t know how I got the penalty so I don’t know what to fix because I don’t know what’s causing it.
Kinda running blind here.
Since this is an SEO blog, this is embarrassing!
SEO stands for search engine optimization. Google is the worlds biggest, most used search engine. Currently this website is not indexed in Google, meaning it can’t be found in Google.
So… this is the opposite of search engine optimization. Embarrassing. And this is my fault.
IF I can figure out what I did wrong, and get my site back and obviously indexed in Google, then I’ll do another video and post about it, so that you won’t make the same mistake I did.
But, I think that’s a low probability event. Although I really have no idea. I don’t know what I did wrong. So I don’t know how to fix it. And I don’t know how easy or difficult it is to get a “reconsideration request” from Google.
I put a lot of time effort and resources (note the good hosting and even SSL!) into this site. It was going to be a long term side project for me. So I don’t want to lose this site.
Anyway, I’ll keep you posted if I fix this. And since I think using transcription services on my video, then posting the transcription on this site may have gotten me the penalty, no more transcriptions. You can watch the video I made about the penalty here: