There is an excellent news for SEO’s. Google has started notifying webmasters after reconsideration requests. Google finally pushed through a change with the reconsideration request process that SEOs and webmasters have been asking for since the reconsideration request began.
Now, if you submit a reconsideration request, Google may email you a few days later with a notification that they have actually reviewed your site. The review email reads:
Subject: We’ve processed your reconsideration request for [mywebsite.com] We received a request from a site owner to reconsider how we index the following site: [mywebsite.com].
We’ve now reviewed your site. When we review a site, we check to see if it’s in violation of our Webmaster Guidelines. If we don’t find any problems, we’ll reconsider our indexing of your site. If your site still doesn’t appear in our search results, check our Help Center for steps you can take.
So now, if you submit a reconsideration request, you can know a bit later if your site is still in violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines or not. This is a most welcomed addition.
Not really. They say:
” If we don’t find any problems, we’ll reconsider our indexing of your site.”
Their response really says nothing about whether the site will be re-indexed or not. Not receiving a reply is almost less frustrating than this kind of empty non-answer standard reply.
Google are really bad at communicating respectfully to their users imho.