Google is making efforts to make sure that only the relevant and accurate information rules the internet. For this, it is ensuring that the deserving information stays on top of its result pages. But this is not the entire thing, there is a flipside to this called “penalty”. Now, Google Penalty is when google lowers your search engine ranking because of some errors or irrelevance in your content. This is called google penalty. There might be several reasons as to why Google decided to charge a penalty on your content. Most of the times, a Google penalty is well-deserved, but it might get hard for you to understand why your adult site got penalized. Here are the major reasons why Google penalized your adult site.
1. Duplicate Porn Videos
Well, this one’s is pretty obvious. Whenever you upload a duplicate porn video on your adult site, Google notices it. Duplicate videos seem irrelevant to Google since they already exist on some other adult site. Thus, duplicate videos or content might be a reason why Google penalized your adult site. To avoid this, you can use proper SEO tools to make sure your content is plagiarism-free. Original and relevant content is much less likely to be penalized than duplicate content.
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2. Stuffed Keywords
Despite the tremendous growth of the SEO methods, many peoples still people search engine optimization is only about keywords and tend to stuff keywords in the content with or without the need. Whenever Google notices a lot of keyword stuffing on your website, it decides to penalize it. Although the keywords might be stuffed intentionally or unintentionally, this can be another reason for your site to get penalized by Google. If you practice proper SEO techniques for your adult website and create deserving content, your chances of getting a Google penalty are reduced to a great extent.
3. Hidden Links
Hidden links are those links which exist on your site but are not visible to the visitors. Some adult websites unintentionally generate hidden links, but some do it on purpose. Google views these links as hideous and tends to assume that they contain irrelevant content. Hidden links can be a major reason why your content got penalized by Google. To avoid this, make sure that you never make the font colour same as the background link (this makes the links hidden since they are no longer visible).
4. Excessive advertising content
Most of the porn channels or adult websites contain a vast number of paid links or advertorial content. These links seem irrelevant to Google and thus, excessive advertising content is another big reason why your adult website can get penalized. To avoid making your webpage advertorial, you can make sure that your content is not loaded with paid advertising links or anything similar. If your adult website contains excessive advertising content, it is viewed as manipulative and thus the need for moderation arises.
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5. Spam Comments
Comments are usually considered to be great since they let you know about the visitor’s reaction. Comments can provide feedback and also be a wonderful way to show that your content is being liked by the public. However, with increasing artificial technology, comments can be generated with the help of robots or automatic software. The comments which are automatically generated are known as spam comments. Thus, if you own an adult website, you have to manually check the comments which show up on your site, and if you see any spam or auto-generated comments, you have to moderate them. This is an effective way to avoid Google penalties.
6. Slow Speed
The most frustrating thing in today’s world is slow speed. If the user has a fast internet connection and still your website is taking too long to open and has a slow speed overall, the user will get frustrated and leave your site. There might be many factors affecting the hosting speed of your website, so this reason is a little tricky to understand and even trickier to troubleshoot. However, if you succeed in increasing your hosting speed, your chances of getting a Google penalty are reduced to a substantial level.
7. Spun Content
Spun articles are those which are “slightly modified” by the writers to create “unique content”, but the essence of the article is copied, and thus spinning is known as content theft. This is a very common practice nowadays. So, if you buy an article from a writer at an extremely cheap price, there’s a high chance that the article is a spun article. Google can recognize spun content and penalize your adult website for the same.
8. Hacked website
If your adult website gets hacked, Google removes it from the search engine results page very quickly. Make proper efforts to ensure your site is safe and protected, and even if the worst case happens (and your site gets hacked), take measures to restore your site as quickly as possible.
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9. Creating links to suspicious web pages
Last but not least, another way to avoid a Google penalty can be to never build any links connected to a suspicious webpage. If your adult website has links to another website which is malicious or has any hideous content or duplicate content, Google might assume that your website is similar to that suspicious one, and thus, penalize your website.
These are the few reasons we think can help saving you from a Google penalty, but Google can still use any other reason to penalize your website if your content doesn’t match Google’s quality standards. By taking a little care and performing regular quality checks on your articles and porn videos, you can make sure that your adult website is saved from being penalized.
Note: If your adult website gets penalized, do not panic. Massive adult websites suffer from penalties at some point or the other. If you have figured out the reason why your site got penalized, you’re halfway through solving the problem. If you cannot figure out any reason for the Google penalty, or if you’ve fixed the problem, you can also request reconsideration.