As you probably already understand, Google is a very powerful player in the search engine business and you don’t want to get on its bad side. Google’s complex algorithm is constantly changing and one day Google may love you and the next it may hate you.

For those who have a solid grasp on the algorithm and ranking factors, you will be rewarded, and for those who have no clue, you will be punished.

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5 Things Google Hates About Your Website

If you have a feeling that the search engine giant is hating on you and your website then have a read below at the top 5 reasons why Google hates your website!

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Google cares about user experience and if your website is full of advertisements the user experience isn’t usually high.

This is especially the case if it is hard to distinguish between an advertisement and actual website content.

If you are thinking about having some advertisements on your website to earn a little more cash, make sure the ads are clear and placed in a non-intrusive way.

Weak Content

When it comes to SEO, content is king!

If your content is weak, Google is likely to just overlook your website completely. However, if your website contains strong content it shows Google that your site has authority and is relevant.

This also shows Google that your website is worth recommending to other users. It is important to remember that content is one of the most important things on your website, so even if every other aspect is perfect, if your content is weak, your website will be as well.

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Providing a sitemap is essential if you want Google to like you.

By providing a sitemap you show Google the list of the web pages of your website and allows them to search through it and therefore understand how you have organised the site.

The sitemap allows Google to better understand your website and its content.

Mobile Friendly

Google has put a lot of emphasis on creating a website is mobile friendly.

This year Google announced that mobile search queries have surpasses that of desktop search queries. If your website is not mobile friendly then user experience will be lacking and this is something Google does not like! On top of this, if your website is difficult to navigate, users are likely to go elsewhere.

You can check if your website is mobile friendly ➡ here

Website Speed

Website Speed

Loading time is very important to both Google and users.

If your website loads slowly it is likely to be viewed as inefficient and therefore will be penalised by Google. You have probably experienced a few slow loading websites over the years.

How long did it take for you to give up and go somewhere else? Well, statistics show that 40% of users abandon a site if it is taking more than 3 seconds to load.

You can check your website’s speed ➡ here

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SEO Shark offers SEO services, including “on-page optimisation” services. If you are interested in getting better search engine results for your website or if you would like us to fix all the above errors for your website, get in contact with us!

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Lucas Bikowski

SEO Expert at SEO Shark
Lucas specialises in: SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), link building, AdWords, social media, web development, business branding and reputation management.
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