Requesting Reconsideration With Google Webmaster Tools

You’ve noticed that your website isn’t coming up in Google’s search results as it once did…  either completely removed or has plummeted drastically. Before starting your Reconsideration Request (formerly known as a Reinclusion Request), first, you must address the site problem(s) that caused the issue. If you don’t know what the problems are, refer to the Webmaster Guidelines.

To request reconsideration of your site, login to Google Webmaster Tools (if you don’t have an account, click here). In the Dashboard under the heading, Talk to Google, click “Request reconsideration” and follow the online steps. As the video above stresses, be sure to:

  • Fix the problem before submitting the request.
  • Be honest and very detailed about the problem and resolution.
  • Describe how your website will avoid these pitfalls in the future.

Once you’ve submitted, be prepared to wait some time before getting results. The requests are considered in the order they were received and by human editors. This will not be an overnight process.

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include,,,, and, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.