We were testing our new blog system by posting several posts, however it should have been blocked by the robots.txt to prevent it from being indexed by the search engine, but we made the mistake of not migrating the robots.txt.
The effect was we got penalized due to our many blog test posts, most of our pages are at the very last page of google's index page 40-50.
We had created a WMT account for the site and had the directory removed and included the correct robots.txt to prevent the directory from being indexed, as well as included a meta noindex.
So what should we do next to get our rankings back?
- request a reconsideration?
- wait a week and see if it comes back on it's own?
- other options - wait longer, etc...