Penalised WhoIs owner

Google Algorithm Ranking Factors

(Number 120 of the 200)


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Why do we need to do this

Searchers hate spam and in an effort to eliminate spam from the top of the search results Google reduces the rankings of website owners who have had a record of creating spam type websites. They do this by checking their WhoIs profile. How to check if I am a penalised WhoIs owner.

What does this mean

There is no WhoIs Penalty Checker at this moment in time but you can check to see if your domain or a domain you want to purchase from a reseller is on a spammer list. Click on and do the following.

You will then get this page which is essentially a list of spam detecting sites. Check and ensure that all results are “not listed”.

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