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Should I use G00gle reconsideration form?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by psteve, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. psteve

    psteve Newbie

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    I think that my site got unfairly hit by Penguin, should I use G00gle reconsideration form?
    or it's a bad idea to report your website?
     
  2. proweb

    proweb Regular Member

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    That's like drinking and then driving your car into a ditch. You can call the cops to help get your car out, but you're better off figuring a way to get it out yourself.
     
  3. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Psteve,

    Personally I think it would be a good idea to request reconsideration if you feel that everything it on the up and up. The pain with Google is that they make you discover for yourself what went wrong so make sure you read through their guidelines and be as detailed as possible when submitting your request. Also, write it from the standpoint that you are trying to provide something valuable to their users.

    These tips should help you learn what to do,

    http://www.webpronews.com/google-penguin-update-reconsideration-request-tips-from-google-2012-04


    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  4. bestseoservice

    bestseoservice Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You will be better without any reconsideration from google. Is like calling the police into your home...no good for blackhatters.
     
  5. ija61

    ija61 Senior Member

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    Make sure you follow all the guidelines... "ALL"
    Make sure that there is no problem...

    My personal opinion.. Do not do it... spend that effort to recover and see where is the problem...
    It will have more effect and be sure you will know how to do it next time.
     
  6. Z0mbie

    Z0mbie Regular Member

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    Even if your site got unfairly hit by penguin, a reconsideration request isn't going to make them make your site an exception or make changes to the penguin algo just because of your one website. At best, they'll ignore it and do nothing. At worst, they'll review your website and you'll get a manual penalty.

    A reconsideration request should only be sent in case of manual penalties.

    Since you got hit by penguin, just fix where you went wrong, and it'll come back in the next refresh.
     
  7. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    The only way you can file a reconsideration request is if you were hit by unnatural link warnings.

    I was back in March when all of the crappy link networks were deindexed. So if you were affected by unnatural link warnings than you will need to file, otherwise you wont recover mate. I was told for months that I would recover just to give it time. Finally I said enough was enough and did somethign about it.

    It takes a lot of hard work though because you need to remove the links and clean up your link profile before submitting. If you don't you will not recover. Dont just use the disavow tool because thats not enough either as Google told us many many times.

    If you clean up your links then you can file and win (after a while) but it takes time so get started soon. It took me 3 months to get my penalty removed.
     
  8. sripsam

    sripsam Junior Member

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    I got a "poor quality" penalty. I think it had to do with excess use of affiliate links, and overoptimization (EMD + H1 EMD Keyword above the fold), otherwise 25+ 600-700 word review articles.

    Would it make sense to ditch the domain and transfer the content sans the excess affiliate links to a new one, or does google keep track of content once indexed ?
     
  9. g1pkn

    g1pkn Newbie

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    Hi

    I have used linkdelete like you and submitting reconsiderations, but keep getting knocked back by G. Any chance we can chat more about how you got your penalty lifted ? If you could PM me an email that would be great !

    Thanks

    G1
     
  10. henson616

    henson616 Newbie

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    Don't bother with the reconsideration form, it basically let's good know that you are doing something wrong and you tell them everything you did. I'd work through some other options like remove some low quality links and then getting some new higher quality links.