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'Unnatural Link Penalty" just disappeared from GWT [WNC-646702] 0 Recommended Answers 8 Replies 4 Upvotes
On February 26th, my website was penalized for unnatural inbound links. The next week, I submitted a reconsideration request, which was then rejected 4 weeks later. After another two weeks of cleaning up additional links, a second reconsideration request was filed on April 15th but was also rejected on April 20th.
Since then, I've been working on cleaning up even more links, even though at this point I am getting rid of completely natural links, but I have yet to file my 3rd re-consideration.
Well, today, when I logged into GWT, the penalty is gone. Under "Manual Actions", it says "No Issues Detected", and there is no email, message or any sort of notice informing me of a penalty still existing, or the penalty being removed.
On top of that, if I try to search my site's brand name, it still doesn't appear anywhere on the first page. So, it looks like the domain is still penalized. (Traffic hasn't returned whatsoever)
Has anyone experienced this? A penalty just disappearing on its own?
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