Google Delivers Manual Actions Non-Stop

WHAT IS A MANUAL ACTION?

A manual action is issued from Google’s web spam team only when a Google reviewer has examined through your site and found that pages or the entire site are violating Google’s webmaster quality guidelines.

HOW CAN I FIND IF MANUAL ACTIONS HAVE BEEN APPLIED ON MY SITE?

You can find out by logging into your Google Search Console account and click at the manual actions report.

DOES GOOGLE TAKE MANUAL ACTION ON WEBSPAM?

Yes, Google is willing to take manul action to remove webspam from their search results. Thats when there are violations of their web spam quality guidelines.

DOES MANUAL ACTION RESULT IN REMOVAL OR CAN IT ALSO BE A DEMOTION?

When Google sees really malicious stuff appearing on the search results, they are often taking action to remove it. On the other hand, if they see things that are between the lines like duplicate content which violates their quality guidelines but not quite as bad, then you might see a demotion.

HOW MANY TYPES OF MANUAL ACTIONS EXIST?

There are two type of manual actions, site-wide matches and partial matches.

Site-wide matches: that section lists actions that are affecting your entire site.

Partial matches: that section lists actions that are affecting either individual URLS or sections / categories of your site.

Google Manual Actions SEO Common Cases

Only In 2015 Google delivered more than 4.3 million manual action messages.

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Hacked Site

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User-Generated Spam

Spammy Freehosts

Spammy Structred Markup

Unnaturall Links To Your Site

Unnatural Links From Your Site

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Cloaking And/Or Sneaky Redirects

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Thin Content With Little Or No Added Value

Pure Spam

Cloaked Images

b

Hidden Text And/Or Keyword Stuffing

Our Approach to Revoke Manual Actions

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Assess The Manual Action

We look at your Google Search Console account for examples from the manual action message that you received. That wil point out to us to which direction we shall look and follow.
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In Depth SEO Audit

Depending on the case and type of the manual action we will perform either an in-depth technical, or onsite or offsite audit in order to find the root cause and estimate the recovery phase.
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Create a Recovery Plan

We arrange a meeting in which we present the findings from our analysis and discuss the action piints that will take in order to revoke your manual actions.
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Execute the Recovery Plan

We put the plan in action, once it’s completed and your site meets Google’s webmaster guidelines we submit a reconsideration request to Google.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS THE RECONSIDERATION REQUEST?

We’ve seen cases where the reconsideration request was processed within a couple of business days. BUT before we submit the reconsideration request we must make sure, that all issues that triggered the manual actions on your site have been fixed and that can take time.

IS MY SITE GOING TO FULLY REGAIN ITS RANKINGS?

That totally depends from the reason that manual actions were previously applied on your site.

In the case of manual actions because of unnatural links towards your site, we will need to clean up – remove or disavow all the toxic backlinks before we submit the reconsideration request to Google.  That’s a matadory action which ends to remove “link juice” passing to your site. With less linkuice than before, your site’s rankings will recover up to a certain point but will not match the previous performance.

Google also mention that in the following link

Note that the web is an ever-changing ecosystem, and your site’s performance in search almost certainly fluctuates over time. As a result, even if your reconsideration request is successful, your site may rank lower (or higher) than it used to.

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