Submitted "request for reconsideration to Google Webmaster Tools" anyone w/actual experience on this

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So my site that has a PR3 and hundreds of content that I built in 2007 suddenly dropped from 3,000 visits a day to just 500/day and it started last week. I thought it must be from 2 paid links that I have in one of my posts that might have caused this (one of them is linking to a bingo site)..They paid me to have their links in one of my posts and google must have found noticed this.

My niche is tattoo and my top two keywords are tattoos and tattoo designs... With the drop in traffic, from $20/day, now I am down to almost zero income from this website...

So I removed the links and submitted a request for reconsideration to google webmater tools...
My question is, have you submitted a request like this before and what results do you have? Also, what did you do to resurrect back your site?
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  • Profile picture of the author patrich
    Originally Posted by azmom07 View Post

    So my site that has a PR3 and hundreds of content that I built in 2007 suddenly dropped from 3,000 visits a day to just 500/day and it started last week. I thought it must be from 2 paid links that I have in one of my posts that might have caused this (one of them is linking to a bingo site)..They paid me to have their links in one of my posts and google must have found noticed this.

    My niche is tattoo and my top two keywords are tattoos and tattoo designs... With the drop in traffic, from $20/day, now I am down to almost zero income from this website...

    So I removed the links and submitted a request for reconsideration to google webmater tools...
    My question is, have you submitted a request like this before and what results do you have? Also, what did you do to resurrect back your site?
    The first thing you should do, or should have done, is make sure that it is a penalty imposed by google and not that you just got pushed back by a competitor or that your sites rankings are dancing around.

    So I guess my first question would be, what are you looking at to determine that it was a penalty? Is your site deindexed? How many positions did it lose in rankings? How long have you held the position that it was at?

    In regards to the request, the last time I submitted one, which was a couple of years ago I think, it took several weeks to hear back from them. Not sure if they have improved their response time at all since then.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Quick question. How in the world would Google know that those were paid links? Unless you have a big "buy a link here" button, I do not see how they would have any idea that you sold two links.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      YES!

      Reconsideration request for http://XXX.XXX/: Manual spam action revoked September 26, 2011
      Dear site owner or webmaster of http://XXX.XXX/,
      We received a request from a site owner to reconsider http://XXX.XXX/ 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.

      Sincerely,

      Google Search Quality Team


      & NO! (different site)

      Reconsideration request for http://XXX.XXX/: No manual spam actions found September 26, 2011
      Dear site owner or webmaster of http://XXX.XXX/,
      We received a request from a site owner to reconsider http://XXX.XXX/ for compliance with Google's Webmaster Guidelines.

      We reviewed your site and found no manual actions by the webspam team that might affect your site's ranking in Google. There's no need to file a reconsideration request for your site, because any ranking issues you may be experiencing are not related to a manual action taken by the webspam team.

      Of course, there may be other issues with your site that affect your site's ranking. 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 you've experienced a change in ranking which you suspect may be more than a simple algorithm change, there are other things you may want to investigate as possible causes, such as a major change to your site's content, content management system, or server architecture. For example, a site may not rank well if your server stops serving pages to Googlebot, or if you've changed the URLs for a large portion of your site's pages. This article has a list of other potential reasons your site may not be doing well in search.

      If you're still unable to resolve your issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.

      Sincerely,

      Google Search Quality Team



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      • Profile picture of the author azmom07
        Oh wow, this gives me hope!!! thanks a lot, I really believe that I have a great site so I am fighting for this...
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      • Profile picture of the author azmom07
        Originally Posted by scott g View Post

        YES!



        & NO! (different site)




        CHEERS!
        So the site that was re consider, did it go back to its original ranking and traffic?
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        • Profile picture of the author scott g
          Originally Posted by azmom07 View Post

          So the site that was re consider, did it go back to its original ranking and traffic?
          That site is basically an article/informational site so nothing is really targeted (I use subdomains!) but I did notice its daily pageviews steadily increase since that message from Google.

          Sometimes, if I'm unsatisfied with a websites rankings, I will just submit a reconsideration for the hell of it! Lol! :p

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  • Profile picture of the author ShivaLingam
    The request is just for the penalties that are given manually, so they can reconsider it.
    If the penalty is automatic (which is what happens in 98% of the cases), you need to wait until the google bot decides that your website is ok, and submitting to the webmaster tool would be useless in that case.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    I don't get it. So a site getting 1000s of visitors a day can't sell any advertising on their site?

    That doesn't sound like the reason you were penalized.
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    • Profile picture of the author azmom07
      Originally Posted by lovboa View Post

      I don't get it. So a site getting 1000s of visitors a day can't sell any advertising on their site?

      That doesn't sound like the reason you were penalized.

      Well I dont get it too...I was getting 3,000 UV a day and I have a PR 3, the only reason I could think of is the paid link was linking to a bingo site...and I read somewhere here that google does not like you being associated with sites like this...

      Right now I am getting only 500 UV a day so I thought I was getting penalized..I lost the ranking for " tattoos" and "tattoo designs"
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