Episode 58 [General] – How To Figure Out If Your Site Has Been Penalized By Google?

Episode 58 [General] – How To Figure Out If Your Site Has Been Penalized By Google?

There are different tools to know if your site has been penalized by Google or not. The first tool is “Site Command” in Google which will show you how many pages Google sees in its index, if the command returns no result that means Google can’t see your website. Another way is to Google your name, with your geographical location, your link should come up on the first page of Google search if you haven’t been penalized by Google.

Another free tool is “Magestic.com”, you type in your website URL, it will show you the trust flow score which is 0 to 100 based on how many trustworthy links your website has. If your trust flow score is low, your website is definitely not doing so well and Google might have penalized it as well.

Google analytics can also be used because it tracks every visitor that comes to your site and if you see a big drop in traffic, that’s a red flag that Google has penalized your site. Links are also sorted in terms of strength, if another law firm links to your website that is a strong link compared to a link from a flower shop which will be considered a bad link by Google and if your website has many bad links, that’s a call for trouble. So these are different tools that you can use to know if Google has penalized your website.


Richard Jacobs

About Richard Jacobs

My name is Richard Jacobs, and I've discovered quite a bit about the plight of solo practitioners and small, 2-5 attorney firms like yours these past 12 years.

I've come to understand the unique challenges in marketing ethically and effectively that attorneys face because I have:

  • Helped over 180 attorneys author their own practice area book and become the 'implied expert' in their practice area
  • Helped hundreds of attorneys successfully navigate Google's search algorithm changes, growing their websites from 2 potential clients calling a month to 4+ calls per DAY for some clients.
  • Interviewed and promoted over 507 attorneys nationwide, in practice areas such as:
  • DUI / DWI
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Auto Accidents
  • Social Security Disability
  • Slip & Falls (Premises Liability)
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning / Probate
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Expungements / Post Conviction Relief

Before you decide to invest in your marketing, it makes sense to first request your complimentary, custom, no obligation video website review.

Richard is the author of 6 books published on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.com

Richard is available for speaking engagements on direct marketing for attorneys and has recently spoken at the following legal conferences:

  • PILMMA (Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing & Management Association)
  • Las Vegas DUI Summit – Private event for DUI attorneys
  • New York Boutique Lawyers Association
  • Perry Marshall & Associates Marketing Academy (Marina Del Rey, CA)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)