Google Reinclusion – Tips and FAQ

March 1st, 2007

Many people have a bit of trouble trying to find where to request reinclusion in Google Webmaster Tools – There’s a picture of the relevant page at the end of this post to save trying to explain it in words 🙂

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A reinclusion request can be useful if:-

  • You have taken over a website, which has been banned or is under penalty, and you want to request that Google gives you a ‘clean slate’
  • You’ve done something that violates the Google Webmaster Guidelines and want to plead your case for reinclusion or a removal of any ‘penalties’ that you believe you may have incurred.

My tips? Be succinct, honest and outline in dot points what you have done to make sure that your site is now more worthy of being reincluded in the google index.

I’ve found that whilst they don’t usually provide a personal answer, banned sites are reinstated within about 30 days of such requests, if you’ve made a strong argument.



Where to request reinclusion?


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Can I be penalised by bei&hellip  |  March 12th, 2007 at 8:27 am

    […] can do that in google webmaster tools – it’s under the ‘tools’ menu described in this article). This gives google a ‘heads up’ that the site is a spam […]

  • 2. jl  |  September 27th, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    i think i did the reinclusion application however, there was nothing there to verify that it had been sent . . . so i don’t know if it was even sent ?

  • 3. Vectorpedia(Rick)  |  December 25th, 2007 at 4:46 am

    I agree…….be specific and make your request detailed indicating that you have corrected the problem and will follow Google’s guidelines in the future.

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