How do you check if your website has a penguin penalty?
The Penguin algorithm was created to deal with web spam and it detects and reduces the rankings of websites related or linked to spammy websites. It is well known that Google gives websites Penguin penalties for having spammy and low quality backlinks. This would mean that you would rank badly on SERP. However, there seems to be no easy way to check whether your website is affected by the Penguin penalty. How do you check if your website has a Penguin penalty? Have you ever got a Penguin penalty?
In 2012, Google released the Disavow tool which allows you to remove the effects of spammy links. However, it is classed as an advanced tool because you could be potentially removing good quality links and people may be not wish to use it. Therefore, using it may also affect your website’s rankings in a negative way. Have you ever used the Disavow tool? Is it worth using if you have a Penguin penalty? Are there any alternative ways you could use to remove Penguin penalties?
My website lost some traffic recently and I would really like to know if this was due to a Penguin penalty or other reasons,