Previously, the emails read “Manual Spam Action Revoked” but now Google has changed that to “Reconsideration Request Approved”.
They have also changed the body of the email to say:
Good news! Your reconsideration request has been approved and Google has removed any manual action on your site. Keep in mind that removal of a manual action doesn’t guarantee that your site’s ranking will increase.
This brings these emails in line with the variety of things that webmasters can submit reconsideration requests for, and gives Google a single boilerplate response for all successful manual action removals, whether it is for a site being hacked, a back link related penalty or any other type of spam penalty.
It also makes it clear that rankings may not increase, even with the manual action revoked. This is something you hear quite a bit from webmasters, who expect their sites to regain their former glory after a spam penalty has been lifted.
Here is a copy of the new email, shared by Marie Haynes.
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