It has long been known that webmasters should include additional information with reconsideration requests, whether it is to show you have taken steps to get links removed or perhaps actual evidence of a negative SEO campaign. And Google says this is one of the things that webmasters should definitely do, but don’t be too long-winded when it comes to the information you submit. Include enough, but you don’t need to submit a 10,000 word essay either.
Longer documentation is not necessarily better documentation.
– For linking issues: include a list of links you have removed, disavowed or nofollowed (based on the issue)
– For hacked issues: add examples of injected or cloaked URLs that are now clean or return 404
– For content issues: explain changes you made to provide significant value for your users
You can also link us to documents that describe your efforts. Keep in mind that simply submitting a blank or empty site will not lead to a successful reconsideration request. Please be patient after submitting your reconsideration request as it usually takes a few weeks to process.
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