Imagine waking up one morning to discover your website has disappeared from Google’s search results, invisible even when searching directly for your company’s name. For Dr. Marc Pinter-Krainer, founder of U.K-based news aggregator One News Page, he didn’t have to imagine. His website vanished from Google one morning, only to resurface nine months later.
After losing millions of dollars from lost traffic, the British entrepreneur never got an explanation for the penalty. He spoke with Financial Post technology reporter Jameson Berkow about his company’s ‘Have I Been Penalized’ public awareness campaign.