Saturday, April 25, 2009

Google Does Forgive: "Reconsideration Request"

Yesterday Google published an interesting video on "reconsideration requests." For those of you who don't know, a reconsideration request is for websites that have been penalized. In that regard, websites are often penalized for artificially manipulating Google's algorithm. 

The moral of the story that if your website has been penalized you must come clean with everything you did (in detail)....ask for forgiveness.....and promise to never do it again.

The frustrating thing about a Google penalty, is that Google does not tell you if your website has been penalized, nor will they inform you of why your website was penalized. It is up to you to spill your guts.....and hope that Google here's you. So if you ever find yourself submitting a "reconsideration request," think of it as a prayer.

In some cases, it appears to work.

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