Where Is My Google Reconsideration Request Response?

Jan 13, 2010 • 8:38 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

A Google Webmaster Help thread and a WebmasterWorld thread has questions about the timeline for receiving a response from your reconsideration requests.

About six months ago, Google began sending notifications of status updates on reconsideration requests. But there are two times where Google will not send a notification. As Susan Moskwa said in the Google Webmaster Help thread:

(1) If your site is not (never was) in violation they won't email you (2) If your site is still in violation they won't email you

But recently, over the vacation, it seems like there has been a backlog at Google slowing down the review process. A WebmasterWorldhas two webmasters complaining about the slow down in these requests. Personally, I find it funny they have that much experience with this process that they know when Google is slowing down. Maybe all they do is fix sites killed by Google?

In any event, if you submit a reconsideration request to Google and you did not fix the issues with your site or if you never had issues with your site - you won't get a response.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help and WebmasterWorld.

Update: Susan commented below, she said:

This is not accurate. We send notifications in all cases after we've processed a reconsideration request. What I said was that if you don't see any significant change in your site's performance after your request has been processed, that usually indicates one of the two items above.

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Comments:

Susan Moskwa

01/14/2010 12:01 am

This is not accurate. We send notifications in all cases after we've processed a reconsideration request. What I said was that if you don't see any significant change in your site's performance after your request has been processed, that usually indicates one of the two items above.

John

01/18/2010 07:58 am

Yes but how many days does it take for google to respond to reconsideration request

Susan Moskwa

01/19/2010 06:10 pm

Usually they're reviewed within a few weeks; you'll get a message once yours has been reviewed. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/06/reconsideration-requests-now-with.html

No Name

11/04/2010 07:41 pm

Remember they can't respond to every request they get. I filed one about 2 weeks ago and still waiting.I think the previous owner of my domain was banned.

Aaron

11/18/2010 06:41 pm

So it takes a few weeks for the reconsideration request to be read, but once it does and the webmaster is emailed. How long until the site shows up without the penalty? That is, assuming the reconsideration request is approved.

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