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4/21/19
Unnatural links: Google rejects reconsideration request multiple times [WNC-646702] 0 Recommended Answers 4 Replies 0 Upvotes
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Hi

Recently my website received the manual penalty for unnatural links.

Here's the text of the issue:

"Google has detected a pattern of unnatural artificial, deceptive, or manipulative links pointing to pages on this site. These may be the result of buying links that pass PageRank or participating in link schemes."

I removed the backlinks that we bought and submitted reconsideration request several times, but each time Google team rejected it.

Last time I submitted the request and included the following spreadsheet that contains information about every backlink that was in the list, I downloaded in Google Search Console. But the request was rejected.

Here's the spreadsheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Fl889Z_p_L94ir_QDnZR4IA0eFxAKpLJV6HN9jUty4/edit?usp=sharing

Also, I noticed that when I switch the Search Console language to Russian(my native language) the text of the penalty is different. It says that the penalty was applied for OUTBOUND links. And that is strange. Despite the fact that we never sold any links, I removed some links that were used in a "source" sections of the articles and also added "nofollow" to all outbound links. And mentioned that in the reconsideration request. 

Please help me to understand what is wrong and what should be done to remove the penalty.

Thanks.

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4/26/19
Is your penalty affects all pages or some pages? Do they provide you with link examples for unnatural links? Are you getting a message saying "link penalty still persists" or just a flat out "your reconsideration request has been rejected"?
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6/6/19
I have the same problem but the message I get still say reconsideration request has been rejected
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11/22/19
I've been having the same problem.  I can't figure out what list.  I think someone went on Fiverr and bought a bunch of bad links for my company's site.  I found and disavowed a bunch of sketchy links.
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11/22/19
Hello
 
Anyone needing help  with their own websites should post their own thread.
 
Thanks.
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