DavidJudge - 12:27 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hi All... an update on the de-indexing of this site.
4 days after I submitted the Reconsideration request Google have added the site back into their index.
4 days is pretty quick (in my experience) for them to complete a reconsideration request and based on the conversations with the owner of the site, I think Google may have made an error with this one.
I think this is an example that it can happen.
The message from Google below:
Dear site owner or webmaster of www,
We received a request from a site owner to reconsider www 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.
Google Search Quality Team