We love nothing more than receiving the beloved “Manual Spam Action Revoked” message in Google Webmaster Tools after working hard to get a valued client’s manual penalty lifted. There is very little in life more satisfying than seeing those four words (well, at least for us…).
A question we often receive after notifying clients and slapping high fives all round is:
“Why is the penalty still listed in Google Webmaster Tools?”
If you’re reading this post, you’re probably asking the same question – you’ve received confirmation of the penalty removal, but you’re still seeing it listed under “Manual Actions”.
Well, the good news is that this is completely normal. Google typically takes 24-72 hours to remove the message within the “Manual Actions” section of Google Webmaster Tools. Simply check back in a few days and it should all be cleared up. There’s nothing you need to do on your side – don’t submit another reconsideration request.
But, Its Been A Week Already!
If the manual action is still listed after a few days, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll have a look at it, free of charge.