With Google’s new “Manual Actions” section in your Webmaster Tools account, webmasters now have a clear path towards regaining lost traffic and rankings.
This infographic explains the process of filing a Successful Reconsideration Request with Google. Contrary to what many people believe, filing a letter to Google telling them you’ve disavowed all your links and promising you’ll never do it again won’t work. Google sent you to jail; they won’t let you out on a token action and an empty promise.
You have to serve your time and through hard work and evidence, prove that you’ve learned your lesson. If you don’t believe me, then hear it from the “Jailer’s mouth”:
For a more in-depth written version on how to file a successful request, visit our post on Moz.com
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marcela has been doing this for a long time. like, remember dial-up? she studied new media at pomona college, and, as a junior, started her first online business. the rest is history. when she’s not hard at work, she’s with her three kids breaking up fights or trying to get them to eat something healthy.