My response to Link Research Tool’s report on

I felt it necessary to respond to the report that was published today by Link Research Tools on my high profile penalty removal case for  I say that this case is “high profile” because we were able to get a rare response from Matt Cutts on Twitter  when we asked him for help with this case.  Matt’s comments that the webspam team were concerned about other sites […]

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Manual Spam Actions Viewer not showing that your penalty is lifted?

If you’ve successfully removed a manual unnatural links penalty from your site, congratulations!  Seeing a “Manual Spam Action Revoked” message in Webmaster Tools is such an amazing feeling.  However, quite often, when the penalty is revoked, the manual spam actions viewer still shows that your site has a penalty. You can see your manual spam actions viewer in Webmaster Tools by clicking on “Search Traffic”, then “Manual […]

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Penguin is not just about bad links – John Mueller says there are other factors too.

If you have been working diligently on cleaning up your backlink profile in order to recover from the Penguin algorithm, you may also want to have a thorough look at your on page factors as well.  John Mueller from Google has just said in a Webmaster Central hangout that Penguin is not just about links. I asked John this question because he previously had hinted in a […]

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