Reconsideration request for Google Updates

by David Naylor
Bronco - Digital Marketing Agency

It seems that Google have sneakily changed the way you can ask for a reconsideration request, if you go to  https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/reconsideration?hl=en you will see that Google make you check if you have any manual actions :

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and if you don’t have any manual actions against your website  you get this screen ;

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which you may notice that there is no link to submit a  reconsideration request, unlike this site which has the most common Manual Action against it, the “Partial matches Some manual actions apply to specific pages, sections, or links”

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Notice the Request a Review link, so this opens up the discussion into a few areas, do we think that Google is 100% correct in it’s Manual Actions section of Webmastertools, because if it isn’t then how the hell do you do a  reconsideration request ?

Also are we going to see Google starting to share things like :

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Personally I feel it’s a step in the right direction, but Google could do so much more like why when I add a robots.txt file blocking potential dupe content you do this :

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but you give no clue as to what you have just added to the index, if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, I’m guessing in this case it’s bad :(

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