Where do I find if my site has any google penalties?
I have not been informed of any, nothing on web master tools...?
Is there a place to go to find out if I have penalties?
Is your URL still in the index?
When was the last time you looked at your rank?
How far have you dropped? For all keywords, for your most competitive? What else can you tell us about the pattern?
You may or may not expect a message in WT re: any issues.
We dropped, but we can tie that to Panda first (page 1 -2) then Penquin (page 2-3)
I did have a large quantity of low quality IBLs that were disqualified (went from 350K - 150K) - so I know what my problem is
But I have been reading where people have been receiving -30, -50 penalties.....and I was wondering specifically if there is a place they post those
I think those conjectured penalties were verified, actually, but memory can be a tricky thing. In any case, those were manual penalties and in such a case, you wanted to clean up your act and file a reinclusion request.
Craig, if you were hit by the Big Ps, it's not a penalty, its an algorithmic hit. . My advice would be to do the best you can do to get the lower quality links removed, clean up any other quality issues your site may have and move forward with link building. You might, perhaps, file a report with Google that suggests you feel you were unfairly affected: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...THZkaTBQbkE6MQ.
Wishing you an easy clean up of the Poop left by Ps.
I think the best way to find out if you are penalized or not is by checking out how your keywords perform. If you are not where you used to be , for sure you got a penalty. If you went back 2-3 or more pages, then you have a problem with google. If you just go up or down 2-3 positions , then it's nothing wrong with your website
Yes Steve I agree with you , but if you go from 1st page to 50 , i think that's a penalty, don't you think ?
Nope, could just be an algo tweak that removed the value from a specific ranking factor that you were relying on.
There are incredibly few actual "penalties". The vast majority of rank changes are algo based tweaks that happen to affect some sites more than others.