Google Removes Reconsideration Request Form

The reconsideration request form is gone from GWT. With introduction of manual action viewer in Google Webmaster tools, they have decided to only let webmasters affected with manual webspam action penalties to file reconsideration requests. Previously everyone could directly access the reconsideration request.

The reconsideration url now points to the manual action page for your verified domain name.

reconsideration form

Then when you click the “Check Manual Actions” link, it will direct you to the Manual action viewer page in Google webmasters tools.

manual penalty

However, if you find a manual action, the there will be a link to the reconsideration request page via the Request review button.

manual actions viewer

Ever since Google Panda and Penguin penalties affected thousands of sites, Google has been repeatedly replying to webmasters affected by algorithmic penalties, that it is not a manual action by Google, and they do NOT need to file reconsideration requests. This is message we got –

We reviewed your site and found no manual actions by the webspam team that might affect your site’s ranking in Google. There’s no need to file a reconsideration request for your site, because any ranking issues you may be experiencing are not related to a manual action taken by the webspam team.

Well with the introduction of the manual spam tool, they now prevent webmasters without manual penalties from filing reconsideration requests for verified domain names, and wait for Panda or Penguin refresh instead.


  1. Rohan Mod says:

    well it does not matter too because they used to answer 1 query out of 100. so it was a sign that they are not giving attention to reconsideration form.and now they removed it.

  2. Christine Derrel says:

    I think that this is great news for every webmaster out there!!! I would be glad if they created something that will tell you if you have been hit by panda or penguin though….

  3. piaggio says:

    Thanks for share. Previously everyone could directly access the reconsideration request.

  4. Prashant says:

    Thanks for information. It is a bad news for site owners.

  5. Sameer Suri says:

    i’ve subscribed to your blog :)

  6. Shamsul haque says:

    thanks for awesome and needful articles.It is not good news for site owner.

  7. Dinesh Arulmani says:

    Hi Friends,

    Thanks for sharing me and useful information. I have a doubt pls share your ideas.. Few months back my website get’s spammed and it thrown in sandbox (i search for my brand name, it doesn’t rank in the first 10 page). Few weeks back i completely restructure my website with unique content. Right now also i am targeted in the same position.. Right now i not yet submitting the reconsideration request. Alternatively what can i do for that???? Here i am waiting for your responses… Thanks in advance..


  8. Sahil says:

    Google search is getting better and better to keep the spammer away and this is just another step.

    It becomes easier now to know if your site has been hit.

  9. Ness Wood says:

    It is so hard to know what is going on these days, with negative seo and the algorithm changing so often.

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