If you find your website traffic suddenly dropping, a Google manual action may be to blame. Google’s algorithms can detect most kinds of spam, but Google still employs a team of human reviewers to manually flag pages they think may be violating Google’s webmaster quality guidelines. These are known as manual spam actions. A page that’s been flagged will be punished by Google – it will be lowered in Google search results, and possibly even removed!
When Google flags a website or a specific page, the owner of the website will be notified by email. If you’ve received one of these emails, you may be worried about the safety of your site. Don’t worry! The SEO analysts at Radd Interactive have compiled a list of common Google manual penalties, so that you can understand where your website might have gone wrong.