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.