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every village needs an idiot..
Join Date: April 23rd, 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,247
google reconsideration request

In this thread [] we're talking about google penalizing themselves for paid links. There is a link to a page with quotes from matt cutts that raised a question for your friend supercool. The link = google gets penalized for sucking

The quote from matt cutts
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In response, the webspam team has taken manual action to demote for at least 60 days. After that, someone on the Chrome side can submit a reconsideration request documenting their clean-up just like any other company would. During the 60 days, the PageRank of will also be lowered to reflect the fact that we also wonít trust outgoing links from that page.
That seems to imply that the manual demotion will last longer than 60 days if a reconsideration request is not submitted and approved. Is that the way it works? superCool always assumed that the penalty or demotion would naturally drop or be magically reviewed after the specified period, but this statement might be saying that a reconsideration request is needed to make that happen. Do you think thatís true? superCool has always been wary of submitting any kind of request to google with the fear that they will dig deeper and see something else they donít like. Do you guys and gals submit reconsideration requests?

There's no way to know how long you've been penalized for anyway right? So how long would you wait, and when would you expect action? superCool knows there's no "right" answer to that question, but just asking for opinions....

Also - the penalty seems to have been applied using pagerank, which superCool has heard is not really that important anymore. So what gives?

Thanks for any opinions you care to share on this... even if you feel you need to mock superCool with caustic wit
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