Hi, I have had a Manual action placed on a domain that says "Unnatural Links--Affects: Some incoming links"
I have sent over 5 reconsideration requests and still no luck. So I'm wondering what I can do now. Can I 404 those pages that are being linked, and place its content on a new url, resubmit sitemap with new url's, and expect to see ranking on those improve?
Currently for the search terms we used to rank in first page for, are now pulling up oddball pages in the results, page 2 or 3, instead of the main link which was being shown on the page 1 google results. From how I see it google isn't ranking those main links anymore, but they still appear in the index if i specifically search for that url. But the oddball pages appear now, and they change from one week to the other, a new oddball page replacing the old oddball page for that search phrase. It looks like google see's the new oddball page with ranking and drops it after a week or two, and another oddball page takes over with that position. Very strange behavior, does anyone experience this, and is there a manual work around (like 404'ing the url, and moving content to a new site, and rebuilding the internal linking to point to new url's), has anyone had success with this? If not, what do you suggest? Thank you.