Google reconsideration request – please wait for your turn!
Last year, Google made a drastic move sending webmasters into panic, updating the google pagerank toolbar last December 6, 2013 – Matt Cutts further stated that there will be no updates until 2014 – such move disappointed webmasters in their SEO or search engine optimization campaigns-imagine google penguin and panda update was such a pain in seo!
Recently dropped the bomb on backlinks.com, accused of selling and allegedly hiding links within their code/script link campaigns, some of the sites I had fell victim to the scheme – I manually removed them one by one.
But here’s the catch once you are caught your pagerank will drop like a rock – ie: from pagerank 3 down to 0 or worse. The only way to fix this problem is to submit a google reconsideration request, by telling google that you’ve been a good boy and will follow their rules, tell them what links you think you have been selling off your site/s, remove them, in return google will reconsider but it will take a considerable amount of time of long waiting.
While I’m fond of submitting google reconsideration request, it will take for an average of one week or more – that is if the google webmaster folks are not busy manually penalizing sites, so, until it will take a-bit longer.
Updates: My sites for google reconsideration request were submitted last December 17, 2013 and there’s no update yet in my google webmaster tools dashboard if the pagerank status will be reinstated or not. Please stay tuned.