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No option to send reconsideration request after Penguin disavow



4:37 pm on May 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere, i did a search but could not find any threads.

I am helping a friend with a website which got tanked on the first Penguin update.

I have just updated the disavow list and am now certain i have got all the bad links.

I want to do a re-inclusion request but it just sends me to manual penalty page and there is no option there to submit it.

He never got sent a manual action alert but the site has definitely been hit by Penguin.

Is it the case that you can't send re-inclusion request if no manual penalty is reported?

If that is the case, any idea what kind of time frame we need to wait before we know if the disavow list has had any affect?

Many thanks for any help.

Mod's note: Changed title from "re-inclusion request" to "reconsideration request", to reflect what Google is now calling it.

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:09 pm (utc) on May 8, 2014]


8:54 pm on May 8, 2014 (gmt 0)

You cant do it.. You have to wait for the next penguin update and for google to go though your disavow request.. Lucky for you the next penguin should be coming soon...


9:15 pm on May 9, 2014 (gmt 0)

A recon request is only necessary with manual penalty actions. Penguin is algorithmic, so the only way to get out of it is to clean up the link profile and wait for a data refresh on Penguin. Important to note that you don't necessarily need the algo to update, you just need a data refresh. In the mean time, double and triple check your link profile to make sure you're as certain as possible that you've nailed the source of the problem. If you've overlooked something, you're going to have a long time to wait before you get another stab at a recovery, as Penguin doesn't get refreshed all that often. And finding out you've missed the boat due to a few rogue links is never a good feeling. My advice would be to download all your link data from as many different sources as possible and make sure you keep on top of any newly discovered links inbetween now and the refresh you're waiting for. Good luck!


8:45 am on May 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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You can try this option:

[docs.google.com ]


3:49 pm on May 13, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Unfortunately, the link above is for getting the feedback on Penguin algorithm update on April 24th, 2012, from two years ago and I suspect nobody from Google is reading it any more.

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