Hi, So during the past couple of months a lot of people got the Unnatural links penalty, I was one of those people who got knocked off the serps overnight. I basically got the penalty because I was using SAPE heavily, and I was throwing any and all kind of links directly at my sites. I have noticed that a lot of people were advising others not to bother with these sites and just start fresh with new sites or just 301 the old domain to a new one. Well the latter method works, but it's just a temporary solution and after a while you'll just end up with 2 penalized websites instead of 1. So yeah I figured what the heck right? Why not just try to get that manual penalty removed. And that's what I did. I submitted 3 reconsideration requests for 3 of my websites, after removing all links on SAPE. And today, I just recovered the second website! (Still 1 more to go). The process took about 3 weeks for the first website, and 4 weeks for the second. I had to submit the reconsideration request more than once, about 5 times for the 1st website and 3 or 4 times for the second. It usually takes the guys at G00gle some time to review the links, etc. so I had to wait for about a week to get a reply for each reconsideration request I submitted. Before they revoke the penalty, they usually replied with an automated message (I believe) which basically said that my site still violates G00gle's guidelines. And whenever I got that message, I simply submitted another one. So yeah, now I'm waiting patiently for the 3rd website to recover and gain it's old rankings. Not sure how long this is going to take, but I don't mind since I'm working on other websites already. Now, the purpose of this thread is to advise you to at least give it a shot filing a reconsideration request before giving up on your website, specially if you have worked hard in the past to rank it. Don't just give up and start with a new domain, or work on a temporary fix! Good luck!