Google Expands On Their Reconsideration Request Documentation!

Feb 5, 2015 | 2,255 views | by Ritu Sharma
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It can be very displeasing when a webmaster gets a notification from Google that they have done something against the guidelines and they now have a “manual action” applied to their site, resulting in negative impacts on their ranking and traffic from Google.

Most of the people reading this deal with such issues with their clients all day long, but for the general webmaster it is a dreadful situation. Considering this, Google has taken steps to update their reconsideration documentation to make this task less dauting for new webmasters to combat with such a situation.

Google announced this news on their Google+ page saying that the new documentation will now show “step-by-step information on how to submit a reconsideration request and the process behind reconsiderations.” Google also added that “you can also find tips on how to document your request better and how to avoid potential pitfalls.”

The help page revolves around:-

  1. How to submit reconsideration request.
  2. The process of reconsideration request
  3. What to be documented in the reconsideration request
  4. Elements to be found in a good reconsideration request
  5. Specific advice on specific actions
  6. Few common reconsideration request pitfalls

This has doesn’t have anything to do with a site that does not have a manual action but is hit by an algorithmic penalty such as Penguin, Panda or many of the other spam algorithms.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.