Learn how to determine, detect and identify domain names/blogs and websites that have been banned or penalized by Google.
Has your domain name/blog/website been banned or penalized by Google?
To determine, detect and identify domain names/blogs and websites that have been banned or penalized by Google, curious internet savvy people can use this little trick that has been secretly used by Google. Just add or type ‘hyves’ as the subdomain of the domain you want to check.
Example: Let’s say I want to check on LiewCF Dot Com (site belongs to a Malaysian blogger and rumors say that the blogger is spending lots of money on Google AdWords to drive traffic to his blog). Just add ‘hyves’ before the ‘LiewCF’ domain name (http://hyves.liewcf.com) on my browser that has Google Toolbar installed. Hit the Go button and see what the result is on the Google Toolbar PageRank Display.
You should get one of the following results:
- PR7 means that the domain name is clean.
- PR4 means that the domain name has been slapped and penalized by Google.
- PR0 means that the domain name has been whacked and banned by Google.
Take note that the above trick will also work on subdomains and subdirectories such as blogs hosted on the Blogspot domain name. Just add ‘hyves’ in the following manner; example: http://hyves.homebiss.blogspot.com
Also take note that the above trick will also work on sites that provide Google PageRank checking tools such as PrChecker Dot Info.
Have fun! :)
Updated on January 21st 2009 7:45 PM:
Hyves no longer works on the Google Toolbar but you can still see ‘hyves’ in action on sites that provide Google PageRank checking tools. Follow the above link (PrChecker Dot Info) and try the steps that I have mentioned earlier.