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Get email notification for any new messages in Webmaster Tools

I can’t believe I just discovered this today.  I’ve been doing exclusively penalty work for over two years now and when I have a reconsideration request pending I am insanely refreshing Webmaster Tools all day long to see if I have a new message.  The feeling that I get when I see Messages(1) is a crazy mixture of excitement and dread. I had wondered why occasionally I would […]

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Apparently you can tell if a link has been disavowed. So I did some experiments…

Did you know that it is possible to tell whether or not Google has disavowed a link that is in your disavow file?  This is HUGE news.  John Mueller from Google has told us several times that some links can take up to six months to be recrawled and subsequently disavowed.  What this means is that even if you have done a thorough disavow, if Penguin refreshes […]

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Google reapplied a penalty and gave us no notice!

Oh man.  I got an email last week from a former client for whom we had lifted a manual unnatural links penalty recently asking why they had another penalty.  The original penalty was reduced from a sitewide to a partial on April 19, 2014 and the penalty was completely removed on May 6, 2014. The message from Webmaster Tools, given on May 6 clearly states that there are […]

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Marie Haynes is the founder of HIS Web Marketing, formerly at In 2015, she rebranded the company to Marie Haynes Consulting Inc.
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