I have a 4-part question regarding penalization:
1. How do you know for sure if a site has been banned/penalized by Google in the past, assuming you just set up GWT and don't have access to previous SEO work done on the site?
2. I searched for "google blacklist checker" and found a tool by Dennis Nafisi.. is it reliable? How does such a tool work? A site that this tool declares banned at the moment has a PR of 3, so I'm a bit cynical.
3. The site I searched for (do you people need the URL?) is a secondary site. It has the main site in a frame with just one line of code:
<html> <FRAMESET border='0' ROWS='*,1'> <FRAME SRC='main-site'><FRAME SRC='blank.html'> </FRAMESET> </html>
Does this mean main-site.com
will also be penalized if secondary-site.com
is penalized? It appears so, because SEO work on main-site.com
for the past 3 months hasn't yielded any results.
4. If secondary-site.com
currently has a penalty and we 301 redirect it to main-site.com
, will main-site.com
also be penalized?
Please help! Thanks!