I Lost Google PageRank. Should I Submit a Reconsideration Request?

Nov 3, 2008 • 10:16 am | comments (12) by twitter | Filed Under Other Google Topics

If you are doing something naughty that results in lowered PageRank, should you tell Google that you addressed the issue? A Crea8site Forums thread discusses this issue: a webmaster notes that his site has lost PageRank, probably due to what he believes is selling text link ads. Now that he stopped selling these ads, should he tell Google so that they can restore the PageRank?

Yes. According to JohnMu, if it now complies with Google's guidelines, it's safe to ask Google to revisit the issue.

You may be subject to a manual review at that point, but you'll probably be fine if your site follows Google's rules.

Forum discussion continues at Cre8asite Forums.

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muzammal akram

11/04/2008 08:10 am

I have a website www.seltestengine.com. Its PR dropped from PR2 to PR1. I haven't sold any link on it. I'm wondering why google dropped its page rank ? Can anyone reply. I have build some good back links for this website. Still I can't improve its PR

Tamar Weinberg

11/04/2008 03:00 pm

Muzammal, maybe you don't have high quality inbound links. It's not always a PageRank penalty.

Michael Martinez

11/04/2008 05:18 pm

Toolbar PageRank has a tendency to decline over time. It's nothing to be concerned about.


11/05/2008 06:17 am

Question: If I suffer from a penalty that results in a significant drop of rankings for main keywords but no loss of page rank and I have cleaned the site up in terms of outgoing links, should I still submit a reconsideration request manually or can I wait until the issue resolves itself automatically? In the latter case, what is the average time frame?

No Name

11/14/2008 04:45 am

i lost my page rank too due to pay per post..i wonder if i remove all my paid post and sumit my url for google ro reconsider..do i still need to write to google for apologize? one more thing is the the logo of pay per post i put at the site of my blog, is that agianst google?

No Name

11/19/2008 03:48 pm

I lose my pagerank as well. How can I submit a reconsideration?


12/08/2008 09:30 pm

Wow, I just noticed that my Google PR went from 3 right down to 0 on my blog? I've never bought or sold links. I did ad an affiliate banner to the site, but it didn't affect my PR during the previous update. What the heck? Prior to the drop in PR, my Google traffic was way down over the past two months.


01/09/2009 03:04 am

Yeah I have the same problem, 1 week ago my pagerank went from a 2 to a 3 that was a nice supprise since for the past few months the site hasnt been updated at all, last nite I did some upgrades but only to the sites overall apperance only (No DATA changed!) I wake up this morning to find I went from a PR 3 to a PR 0 can anyone tell me what is going on or has anyone else had this similiar problem?


02/04/2009 10:45 pm

I just lost my Google PageRank also. I had a 4 PR on one of my websites and it is a big fat zero... I was wondering why I was having no more visitors.............. depressing.


04/08/2009 02:22 pm

hello i lost my PR3 but my site is still indexed by google does it mean that it's still possible to restore my PR without asking for a reconsideration/reinclusion from google? i hope somebody here can help thanks

Christian Colon

05/01/2009 05:30 pm

Regarding my site www.colonchristian.com, I had PR2 and now its PR0. I dont sell ads or anything of that nature on the site. Why would that happen?


02/13/2012 11:45 am

My website rank has dropped from PR1 to Zero can someone check and let me know My website url is www.rentaladda.com

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