How to remove a Google Penalty

red_ordernow-300x98Has Google applied a penalty to your web site?

Have you noticed a sharp decrease in Google traffic?

Has your site been a victim of Negative SEO practices?

Google penalties can result in the drop of rankings for every page of a site, for a specific keyword, or for a specific page. Any drop in rankings brings with it a major drop in traffic.

If you have received an algorithmic or manual penalty from Google or you suspect a penalty has been applied to your site then this service is for you.

Are you the victim of Negative SEO?

An unscrupulous competitor or disgruntled customer or employee may take out a Negative SEO campaign against your web site which would bombard your site with incoming links from very low or negative reputation sites. If enough of these links are created it is possible Google will consider these “unnatural links” and therefore penalise your site.

Has Black Hat SEO been used on your site?

Whether intentional or unintentional, Black Hat SEO techniques that may have once worked before Panda/Penguin are now to be avoided. These problems will need to be removed and cleared up before your penalty is removed.

Have you noticed a drop in Google Organic traffic?

A sharp downturn in SERPS traffic can be an indicator of a penalty being applied to your site. If you do not have a Google Webmasters/Search account then you may be unaware of any penalty applied to your site. We will set up an account for you and link it to your site.

Don’t worry. The penalty is not permanent. We will fix it.

Regardless of the reasons the penalty has been applied, we will bring your site into compliance with the Google Webmaster Guidelines.

Our services include:

  • Setup Google Search Console for affected site
  • Analyse your site for Black Hat SEO Techniques
  • Review and rate all backlinks (incoming links) to your site
  • Request removal of links from unwanted/poor quality sites
  • Create and submit a “disavow” document to Google
  • Submission of Google Reconsideration Request
  • Keyword research, competitor analysis and rank monitoring

This is not an automated process

There is no effective automated method for fixing up your site link profile and reputation. The only way this can be done is manually. It is a lot of work over a prolonged period of time – however the results will be worth it. During the process we will work with you to determine the best keywords for your web site, compare these to your competitors and then monitor your site rankings.

How long will it take?

Unfortunately there is no quick fix. Once all the fixes to meet Google Webmaster Guidelines have been applied it can take some weeks for Google to re-index all of your site. However, during this time, we will continue to monitor incoming links and revise the “disavow” document as required.

When the “reconsideration request” has been submitted, Google will need from 4 to 6 weeks to respond. Once their response is received, if it is negative, we will apply the advice Google have provided and once complete, will resubmit a further “reconsideration request”. We will repeat this cycle until the Google Penalty is removed.

It’s time to get your site back on track. Guaranteed.

Whether your site is already penalised or you would like a complete detox of your site to avoid future problems, our Site Detox and Penalty Removal is the perfect solution to restore and protect your organic web traffic.


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Google Has Started Giving A Ranking Boost To HTTPS/SSL Sites

It’s official. Every site needs SSL. If you do not have SSL, it’s time to get it.

GoogleSSLAdding HTTPS to your website using a 2048 bit SSL certificate will cause Google to give your site a “ranking boost” against your non-SSL counterparts.

To be exact, Google said it carries “less weight than other signals such as high-quality content.” Based on their tests, Google says it has an impact on “fewer than 1% of global queries” but said they “may decide to strengthen” the signal because they want to “encourage all website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS to keep everyone safe on the web.”. This was announced by Google last year and there are signs that this signal is strengthening.

We all know how important security is. Prior to Google’s “HTTPS Everywhere” drive, there were more generic reasons why you would need to install SSL.

  • eCommerce web sites definitely needed SSL. Your customers will no doubt enter personal information (such as name, address, email) to sign up to your service. Even if you do not accept payments on your site and use an external payment provider, it is still essential that you protect your customers personal data and passwords.
  • Sites with a login form that require a username and password. Any site that requires a visitor to login – such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or a community Forum. Why? Because generally people use the same password across many sites (I know, it’s bad, but they do) and you have to protect their details from being leaked. As time progresses, people will simply avoid sites that do not use SSL/HTTPS.
  • Sites with forms where visitors would type personal information. If you have a contact form where visitors will type their name, address, telephone and email then an SSL with protect their data. You are more likely to get leads if you use SSL.

We Make Requisition and Installation of SSL Easy

You quite likely do not have the time or inclination to work out what you need to do to acquire, install and activate SSL on your website. That’s where we come in. All you need to do is order the certificate.

We will generate the CSR, acquire the SSL certificate and Install/Activate it. You do not need to do anything. It’s time to boost your site ranking and protect your visitors.


How to resolve “Specifying a character set in HTTP headers can speed up browser rendering”

It is important for a number of reasons why your web site page load speed is as fast as possible. Our previous article “How to speed up your web page load time” explains the importance of the issue.

Increasing your web site performance usually involves a number of small changes to your web page. Some of Google’s PageSpeed suggestions are easier to resolve than others.

The Message:

Google’s PageSpeed reports “The following resources have no character set specified in their HTTP headers. Specifying a character set in HTTP headers can speed up browser rendering.”

The Issue:

Specifying a character set in the HTTP response headers of your HTML documents allows the browser to begin parsing HTML and executing scripts immediately.

The solution:

This is easy if your pages are PHP encoded. Simply add the following line of code to the top of your PHP page:

header(‘Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1’);

The Result:

Re-run Google PageSpeed and see the warning message vanish!

How to speed up your web page load time

Why speeding up your web pages is more important than you think

Even with today’s high performance web servers and mega bandwidth broadband to the home that web site page load speed is a massively important issue – yet many webmasters spend little time on the issue.

Would you be surprised to hear that 40% of users abandon a site that takes more than 3 seconds to load?

We are way past the days of modems and 128k ADSL so you would think all websites would load in an instant. Well, that is not the case. To compensate for the increase in bandwidth many webmasters have bloated their web sites with unneccessarily large images, slow plugin-ins and javascripts that simply are not used. Basically there does not seem to be a need to optimise page load time any more – or is there?

Ten years ago people expected pages to load within 30 seconds. Any slower than that and you would start losing users. Time is short and people demand more these days. Your target today has got to be 2 seconds or less.

Here’s five big reasons you need to increase your page load speed

  • A one second delay can reduce conversions by 7%
  • Faster web site is great for user experience
  • Conversion rates and ROI will increase
  • Site speed is incorporated in search rankings
  • Faster pages encourages users to view more pages
For statistics lovers, here is some data from Kissmetrics
  • 47% of consumers expect a website to load in 2 seconds or less
  • 40% abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load
  • 79% of shoppers are less likely to make repeat purchases from slow sites
  • 52% state quick page loads are more important then site loyalty
  • A 1 seconds delay decreases customer satisfaction by 16%
  • 44% of shoppers will tell their friends about a bad experience

Even looking beyond the user experience you will find that page load time is also a factor for search engine rankings, conversion and perception of your brand. So for many reasons, all important reasons, you need to get your page load time in check.

How to accurately check your page load times

There are a number of tools to help you squeeze the most of your web pages. If you have never optimised your pages before then there are lots of small things you can do increase the speed – you could get 300% with little effort.

The Google Developers are always quick to release super useful tools and PageSpeed is no exception, this should be your first port of call, a simply browser plugin and you’ll get a full report on what is slowing your page speed down and tips on fixing the issues.

My favourite online page speed tester is provided by, you can compare your site over time and also against other sites. You get a performance grade and a page load comparison against all other tested websites.

Our result: We get a performance grade of 99/100 and our site is faster than 98% of all tested website.

Go to Pingdom now and start to increase your page load speeds as part of your regular webmaster tasks.