I suspect that my site is penalized by Google.

Is there a way to check if it's true?

EDIT: Webmaster Tools don't show any messages. Sometimes there are warnings about inaccessible (404, Soft 404s) pages on the site that come and go, and couple of warnings about duplicate page titles (in online documentation for my software), though.

  • Why do you think you are penalized?
    – John Conde
    Jun 15, 2011 at 13:43
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    There are some suggestions here: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/4357/… but they were in response to a much more detailed question, so can you add details on what you changed recently, and what makes you suspect and we'll see if we can help. Jun 15, 2011 at 13:44

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Google will contact webmasters through their Webmasters Tools page to let them know there is an issue with their site. If you don't already have an account sign up for one and see if a message is there for you.


Ok, I did read some other sites and I think I got the answer for my question.

If someone else is interested, following links have helped me:

  • links broken...!
    – Gowri
    Jun 13, 2013 at 12:00
  • @gowri I've updated links
    – Bobrovsky
    Jun 13, 2013 at 15:27

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