Google Penguin Reconsideration Recovery Success
I love it when a plan comes together……
We were approached by a company last May who’d been hit by the Google Penguin update after their SEO expert had done some questionable link building.
Well after almost 10 months of applying to each offending site to remove the back links and cleaning up the on page content and 4 reconsideration requests today we received an email from Google with the good news.
I didn’t think responses happened as our last reconsideration request was submitted at the beginning of December.
But here it is:
Reconsideration request for http://www.********.com/: Manual spam action revoked
Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.******.com/,
We received a request from a site owner to reconsider http://www.******.com/ for compliance with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.
Previously the webspam team had taken manual action on your site because we believed it violated our quality guidelines. After reviewing your reconsideration request, we have revoked this manual action. It may take some time before our indexing and ranking systems are updated to reflect the new status of your site.
Of course, there may be other issues with your site that could affect its ranking without a manual action by the webspam team. Google’s computers determine the order of our search results using a series of formulas known as algorithms. We make hundreds of changes to our search algorithms each year, and we employ more than 200 different signals when ranking pages. As our algorithms change and as the web (including your site) changes, some fluctuation in ranking can happen as we make updates to present the best results to our users. If your site continues to have trouble in our search results, please see this article for help with diagnosing the issue.
Thank you for helping us to maintain the quality of our search results.
Google Search Quality Team
Tom Peary is the director of SEO21 Ltd. Offering SEO, Website Design, Digital Marketing, Google Places Optimisation, Guest Blogging, Copywriting and Link Building Services.