Google Wants To See You Really Mean It With Reconsideration Request

Aug 13, 2013 • 8:35 am | comments (23) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google hard workA WebmasterWorld thread has SEOs and Webmasters discussing what Google expects or wants to see from a reconsideration request for link issues.

Whitey from WebmasterWorld thinks Google's Matt Cutts has laid out exactly what they expect to see in a reconsideration request in a video from the new set of videos.

Whitey summarized what must be done to earn Google's "link trust."

  • Make multiple "take down" requests to sites referring "bad links" to your website.
  • Keep documentation of those efforts.
  • Clearly articulate, and if possible evidence efforts, that you are serious about removing those links to Google, in any future reconsideration request
  • When you have made 2 or 3 attempts to take down those links, then use the disavow tool
  • Send your reconsideration request in.

Here is that video:

I am a bit surprised so much has to go into it and that you simply cannot rely on the disavow tool. I bet in the future, the disavow tool will be enough.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Image credit to BigStockPhoto for heavy work

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