Andylew - 9:23 pm on Jun 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Tedster, thats interesting clearly there is some human interaction somewhere....
The site im playing with (mainly for fun/personal curiosity) is just met with the usual 'your site violates googles quailty guidlines' I have started a new test today, dropping the page index rate down to a minimum and completely removing the site, all indexed pages are 404s and the index is a simple 'site closed'. A reconsideration request has gone in to this effect. My hypothesis is that in 5 days time I will get a reply saying the site still violates googles quailty guidlines. The reasoning behind this is that google will only recrawl a fraction of the inexed pages and find they are 404s. The automated system for reconsideration uses cached data from previous crawls and will not notice that the site has now gone. A human review would.
My reasoning that may help others, people who get penalised change something then submit a reconsideration, if google is using cached data or only the data collected from 5 days then large sites which havent had all their pages recrawled in that time will still be classed as in violation, not until every page has been crawled and checked then a reconsideration completed will the site then recover.... I will of course post the outcome of this.
Rob, Ive seen that video a few times and they clearly say that they read what is written, I guess the question could be is this pre reconsideration or post to help develop new algos?