Google Reconsideration headaches

The violation
I recently received a message in google webmaster's tools that my directory is in violation of google search quality guidelines

Dear site owner or webmaster of,

We've detected that some of your site's pages may be using techniques that are outside Google's Webmaster Guidelines. If you have any questions about how to resolve this issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.


Google Search Quality Team

Upon inspection I realised that the site was not included in any search results and it dissapeared from the google index.

The reconsidaration
This is a directory that I have been running for the last year that I had been doing what I thought was quality reviews before inclusion.

After this message I have spend a lot of hour trying to understand what was wrong before realizing that some of the sites were included had not been indexed by google so I spend a lot more hours cleaning these sites thinking that this was what google thought was my violation. I also found some more sites that had slipped throught the cracks that were pharmacy or porno that had changed probably content after the acceptance, I also erased those from the directory.

After this cleanup I send a reconsideration message and then I made sure I did a more careful work at keeping google unwanted sites out of my pages.

The reconsideration request included that I had found some violations which I tried to correct to the best of my knowledge and that if there was more violations I would appreciate if they pointed to specific violations so I could correct those as well

The answer
I have waited for almost a month for a message from google and finally yesterday it came

Dear site owner or webmaster of,

We received a request from a site owner to reconsider for compliance with Google's Webmaster Guidelines.

We've reviewed your site and we believe that some or all of your pages still violate our quality guidelines.

In order to preserve the quality of our search engine, pages from may not appear or may not rank as highly in Google's search results, or may otherwise be considered to be less trustworthy than sites which follow the quality guidelines.

If you wish to be reconsidered again, please correct or remove all pages that are outside our quality guidelines. When such changes have been made, please visit and resubmit your site for reconsideration.

If you have additional questions about how to resolve this issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.


Google Search Quality Team

This message was even more vague then the first one.  I dont know what to do and what else to look at.  Considering this is a site that does not and will not bring me any money I only send google a letter immediately that this is not fair to just tell me that there is a violation and not point me to it with an explanation and I will leave it at that.

If anyone has the time to guide me to what to look for and correct I would appreciate this otherwise the site will stay out of the google index and I might end up just making it something into something else.

The good news

Just today I received this on my email.

Dear Webmaster Tools user,
We know that having a healthy and well-performing website is important to you. To keep you informed about your site's status Webmaster Tools will now automatically send you a notification email if there are critical or important issues that we detect with your site.
We'll only send you email for issues that we think have significant impact on your site's health or search performance which have clear actions that you can take to address. For example, we'll email you if we detect malware on your site or see a significant increase in errors while crawling your site.
For most sites these kinds of issues will occur rarely. If your site does happen to have an issue we cap the number of emails we send over a certain period of time to avoid flooding your inbox.
If you don't want to receive any email from Webmaster Tools you can change your email delivery preferences at
We hope that you find this change a useful way to stay up-to-date on critical and important issues regarding your site's health.
If you'd like more information about Webmaster Tools and building Google-friendly websites please visit
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You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Webmaster Tools account.

Hopefully they will make use of this and at a later time they will send me some more informative message of what is in violation of what specific guideline. It remains to be seen and I will keep you posted if anyone is interested.



So,the reconsideration process takes 1 month??
I just got the warning today,Some days Ago i have migrated from Blogger to my own hosting and from that I am facing lots of issues and getting lots of errors and Warning from google.
Really i don't know what to do,the Biggest problem are the links which have been changed now.

Interesting article. I enjoyed it a lot.
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