28 Sep '12, 12pm

Google: A Manual Penalty Might Not Result In Major Ranking Decline

If unnatural links that are now ignored is not a penalty, why doesn't Google reply to the re-consideration requests of the people who have been notified that they were penalized because of unnatural links? Do we call that transparency now? And I do agree that manual penalties are not necessarily a reason for a ranking decline. In this case, I would expect it to be algorithmic filtering. But again, why don't they reply to the re-con requests, telling that they are not affected by a manual penalty, like they usually do. Here is what they answer: Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.example-domain.com/, We received a request from a site owner to reconsider http://www.seoworkers.com/ 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 f...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-impact-penalty-15762.html

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