This content is likely not relevant anymore. Try searching or browse recent questions.
Bad Neighborhood Penalty 1 Recommended Answer 6 Replies 0 Upvotes
1 Recommended Answer
$0 Recommended Answers
I have removed my offending links. It was an accident, no intention on my part, but it effected my ability to rank. 

A single link a the bottom on each page, to a website irrelevant towards my goals.

I guess it's more a irrelevant neighbourhood, rather than a "bad" neighbourhood as they served me well upto this point.

I have removed my offending links.  How long till these penalties lift? Is there a way to speed it up?
All Replies (6)
No. No manual action. Are you suggesting it's something else?
marked this as an answer
I have removed my offending links.
Why did you remove them and why do you think they affect your ranking if there was no manual action?
marked this as an answer
I removed them, because with each new page created, the page went into the index, only to be removed shortly thereafter.

The page, my main page, does not rank well for anything, however, pages nested in the heirrachy do, only temporarily, as said.

It's as if the google bot crawler comes around, indexes a fresh page, and then de-indexes later when another crawler determines whether it should stay or not. 

The links at the bottom were to a webhost, so I thought they might be associating my content with thiers. That's why I removed them.
marked this as an answer

Yes common footer links can be a problem but usually more so for the site being linked TO. You could always nofollow them to not pass page rank.

As for indexing issues overall, there are some ongoing ones not related to anything you or any webmaster has done.

marked this as an answer

Here's a bit more context in case it helps:
marked this as an answer
This question is locked and replying has been disabled.
Discard post? You will lose what you have written so far.
Write a reply
10 characters required
Failed to attach file, click here to try again.
Discard post?
You will lose what you have written so far.
Personal information found

We found the following personal information in your message:

This information will be visible to anyone who visits or subscribes to notifications for this post. Are you sure you want to continue?

A problem occurred. Please try again.
Create Reply
Edit Reply
Delete post?
This will remove the reply from the Answers section.
Notifications are off
Your notifications are currently off and you won't receive subscription updates. To turn them on, go to Notifications preferences on your Profile page.
Report abuse
Google takes abuse of its services very seriously. We're committed to dealing with such abuse according to the laws in your country of residence. When you submit a report, we'll investigate it and take the appropriate action. We'll get back to you only if we require additional details or have more information to share.

Go to the Legal Help page to request content changes for legal reasons.

Reported post for abuse
Unable to send report.
This reply is no longer available.
You'll receive email notifications for new posts at
Unable to delete question.
Unable to update vote.
Unable to update subscription.
You have been unsubscribed
Unable to delete reply.
Removed from Answers
Marked as Recommended Answer
Removed recommendation
Unable to update reply.
Unable to update vote.
Thank you. Your response was recorded.
Unable to undo vote.
Thank you. This reply will now display in the answers section.
Link copied
Unable to lock
Unable to unlock
Unable to pin
Unable to unpin
Unable to mark
Reported as off topic