Penalized sites get removed from the SERP’s. Google has been fair to such webmasters and has allowed them a way to get back into the search engine index. You do this by filing a reconsideration request. One of our writers, Ann Smarty, wrote an excellent step by step guide that shows you how to fill it out.
You can read that here:
Despite being relatively simple, many webmasters have questions about the process. Matt Cutts did a great job shooting a video that explains the process on Google’s end. Here is the video:
Notes from the video:
- The response to the RR is really just a yes or a no.
- Google is working on becoming more transparen
- They are working on giving more examples in the messages
- Visit the webmasters forum and ask for examples and feedback
Does this help you understand the RR process much better?