One of the worst feelings in the world as an online marketer is seeing your growing website empire come to a crashing halt. There are many ways this can happen, but by far the most common is via a Google penalty.

If your website gets stung with a penalty, it will lose its rankings in the searches, website traffic drops and income is slashed:


These penalties sometimes come without warning and are put into immediate effect with no warning. Many online marketers know very little about Google’s guidelines and often break them unintentionally. In this article, we go over the most common mistakes website owners implement that sees them receive a Google penalty.