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Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked Here

Google Penalty Revoked at Last!

Google Penalty RevokedYou may have remembered way back when I was hit with a Google penalty here. Ouch! Right? I hope you haven’t been hit by one or get hit by a Google penalty in the future. That’s why I’m writing and revealing about this one for you.

It was last April and I got an email from Google about having unnatural links and my site being penalized. The first place I started looking at the links was in the Google Webmaster tools. I saw many inbound links coming from websites that were no longer in existence linking to the site here.

I then made an excel spreadsheet with the list of dead links and enlisted the help of Mayura. For almost a year we tried several times to get the penalty revoked. Nothing. Mayura used a WordPress plugin to change links from Follow to No Follow here. Still Nothing.

I then decided to go post by post since the beginning of time. Over 430 blog posts. It took time and work. And the links all had to put in a spreadsheet. I found something very interesting. The plugin did not look at the links prior to WordPress. Many posts were originated on another platform, Blogger. The mystery began to become clearer.

Then Google emailed me a hint when I pleated with them “I really don’t understand….why my site is still being penalized.” They replied with a hint! Yes, GOOGLE actually did that! I found the link they complained about and made it no follow along with another 800+ links. The typing was great for my physical therapy as I hope to return to my day job soon.

The moral of the story? Don’t rely on automatic systems! You have to sometimes dig deeper and do the real dirty work!

How to File a Reconsideration Request to Google if Hit with a Google PenaltyGoogle Reconsideration

  1. Go to your Google Webmaster Tools – You do have them, right? If not, do sign up today for this FREE Google tool. It can help you find out what may be wrong with your website – things you may not be aware of. The webmaster tools can also tell you what you have been doing right with your website.
  2. Verify your website if you haven’t done so already and check that Google has verified it. They include instructions on how you can verify your own website. There are at least 2 different ways that they let you choose from so you can verify your website.
  3. Go to your manual actions section and you will see what Google has done. Hopefully you won’t see any manual actions in your webmaster tools!
  4. Fix the issues that Google has claimed your website may have. Give yourself time and patience to do this. If you don’t understand what the issue is about you can check their webmaster help section.
  5. Double check the security issues in your Google Webmaster tools. Make sure you have none!
  6. Click on “Request a Review”  which is only shown if you incur a Google penalty. In that section you must explain what you have done to your website and describe the steps you have taken. Do have your documentation ready if Google asks for it. You may have to attach it. Having documented what you have done is helpful on it’s own for yourself too. It won’t be a waste of your time.

You can also listen to Matt Cutts from Google on his high level view of what you can do to get your Google penalty revoked. He has a few cool tips on the subject for you to hear only as he can give them.

 

The Important NO FOLLOW Attribute

I had to keep searching on how to change my links from Follow to No Follow. If you don’t know how to make your links no follow please see the example below:

<a href="http://example.com/post" rel="nofollow">Post Example</a>

That is how I changed my links from Follow to No Follow manually, one link at a time! It is not an easy process but one you must do if you ever get hit with a Google penalty. Another thing I learned was that many affiliate links do NOT include the No Follow, I just assumed they would. Never assume a link is No Follow unless you see the attribute in your code. (Just one more lesson I had to share!) See why you have to dig deep into your website to check all the links?

Bonus Tip on No Follow Links to Avoid a Google Penalty

Making links that are not relevant to your website a no follow attribute is another way to avoid a Google No Follow Attributepenalty. Why link out to other websites that are not relevant? You may want to show examples of things on your blog like I did on the white space blogs. I used them for examples but many of these example blogs were not a blogging, social media or SEO niche type of blog. If other websites or blogs are not related to your sites topics or niche do not give them a follow link. I know, it may make you sad not to give your friend a follow link but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!

Why does it matter so much to Google? When a link is a follow link, link juice is given to the site (the one that is being linked to) thus being one of the 200 factors to increase their ranking in search or pagerank. When it is a no follow link, no link juice is given. #SEO still matters after all Click To Tweet Many folks have claimed SEO has died and you don’t have to pay attention to search engine optimization anymore. I think you still have to pay attention to it and do your best to comply with the latest SEO techniques that Google sets the standard for today. Don’t get caught with a Google penality if you can help it!

 

Have you been hit by a Google penalty or have you had a Google penalty revoked in the past?

I’d love to know about your experiences with a Google penalty in the comments below and if you still practice SEO techniques.

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49 Responses to Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked Here

  • Sunday
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    Hey Lisa,
    Yes, sometimes we just have to go deeper remove links. Relying completely on automated system does not give the real picture. Google penalty can be revoked if one does the needed.

    Thanks for reminding us of How to File a Reconsideration Request to Google if Hit with a Google Penalty. Many webmasters are not giving the possibility of Google penalty a new thought. I guess this is what we must put in place in our online marketing strategy!
    I left this comment in kingged.com as well

  • Bishal Biswas says:

    Just a few days back I purchased an expired domain, the later on came to be known as a “Penalized” on Google Panda Update. The posts weren’t getting indexing, despite all the rest new domains I’ve purchased were mostly being indexed in matter of mins. Upon filing a reconsideration request to Google, I came to know that for having really poor quality auto generated content that led to manual penalty & de-indexing from Google during Panda 4.1 update.

    Ah, bad experience. But luckily solved it within a day. BTW, thanks for the in-depth procedure, Lisa 🙂

    – Bishal Biswas

  • Andrew
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    Hey Lisa,

    Great post. I read something recently about bad links that’s got me thinking about my own site. I have to check to see if I have bad links to my site. I think I do. So I have to go and fix those.

    It does sound like a lengthy process, but it’s needed. So I thank you for pointing this out and I’m headed over now to check out and clear some links that may be damaging my blog.

    And congrats on fixing yours.

    – Andrew
    Andrew recently posted…A Crazy Blogging Experiment To Increase My Blog GrowthMy Profile

  • Nataly Auger
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    Hi Lisa,

    My God, that must have been a nightmare! And a year is a long time to be in the Google penalty box. Fortunately, you got it revoked, but the process was long and such hard work. Such a horrible experience!

    You gave great advice here. I always nofollow external links and social media links too. I am a little bit nervous about changing those to dofollow like Scott Allen said. I probably should! I thought of using the plugin you talked about for automated nofollow links, but after reading that it’s not as reliable as I thought, I’ll probably continue putting the nofollow links manually.

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. I am sure that it will be extremely useful to many bloggers. I know I’ll keep it for future references. Have a great weekend! 🙂
    Nataly Auger recently posted…May Is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month (INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO)My Profile

    • Lisa
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      Hi Nataly, it sure was but it took a year because I had some life events within that year that took me offline a bit. I’m glad it’s over. I even made some other sites and blogs similiar to mine dofollow. I read having all nofollow was not good either so I took no chances. I really had to think which to made dofollow.
      You are welcome Nataly and I appreciate you coming by and taking the time to comment on this one. I hope you have a great weekend as well. I can’t believe it’s the last one of May already. Ready or not, June will be here!
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  • Donna Merrill
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    Hi Lisa,

    I do remember when this happened to you. My goodness what a nightmare. I am so glad you wrote this post and I’m saving it on my Evernote. I do want to make sure that if Google ever gets after me, I have your share to rely upon.

    I did have some trouble about a year ago with those 404 errors and had to spend two days fixing that one up.

    The one thing I don’t do is automation. It is too unreliable and no matter what I read about it, my intuition tells me different. Good thing I followed that.

    Again thanks so much for this!

    -Donna
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Donna, you have a good memory 🙂 It certainly was an online nightmare. You intuition is great Donna, automation is not always good and you have to do other things manually just in case.
      You are very welcome. I hope by sharing my experience with this Google penalty it will help other bloggers or small businesses with their websites. Have a great rest of the day Donna!
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  • Mitch Mitchell
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    Wait; I thought that when you got the penalty you got delisted. It was only for pagerank? Heck, I thought that sucker was dead. I went almost a year without page rank some time ago and didn’t care; would have cared if I’d been delisted though. Still, glad you’re back in their good graces
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Mitch, I didn’t get delisted but I noticed a lot more traffic around the time I was revoked via Google. It was Pagerank and I’m sure I didn’t come up well in the seach results. I was shocked they gave me a hint Mitch, made me feel like Google is really human (or with people behind the logo). I’m glad it’s over and that process is done. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment on this one Mitch. Have a great rest of the day.
      Lisa recently posted…Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked HereMy Profile

  • Jens-Petter Berget
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    Hi Lisa,

    I have been experiencing the same problems and it took me a long time to fix everything. Actually, after reading your post I had to log in to Webmaster Tools to see if everything was still ok 🙂

    I don’t focus much on SEO at the moment, but I understand how important it is and that Google is driving a lot of traffic to my blog. It’s one thing to focus on SEO and do things right using the different seo methods, and it’s another thing to get penalized by Google. A penalty from Google really hurts, I lost a lot of traffic over a long period of time and my blog hasn’t entirely recoved from it.

    It’s great that you’re describing your journey and what to do about it.
    Jens-Petter Berget recently posted…What have you done for your city lately?My Profile

    • Lisa
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      Hi Jens, that’s right you had one too. You are not the first to log into those this week after reading this. It’s good to log in there every week or at leaast every month. I didn’t lose a lot of traffic but it really picked up once it was removed. Hard to tell since I start blogging more since the accident too. Times of year can make a difference as well. Thanks for coming by Jens and sharing your experience with a Google penalty too. I hope others can learn from this. Have a great rest of the week there Jens!
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  • Mayura
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    Hi Lisa,

    YOU did it! Congratulations on revoking the Google’s Manual Action dear 🙂

    I’m very pleased to hear you did it even after months of action and while you had a lot more going on behind the scenes.

    The next thing I loved hearing from you is that Google was humble enough to give some clues about where the problem lies. I believe if they follow it for all the reconsideration requests get failed, they won’t have to deal with too many requests 🙂 Now for those who are still trying to get theirs revoked, your advice will be golden – go ask ’em.

    Hmm… I don’t think SEO will be dead until Search Engines exist. However, SE will be smarter enough, so we won’t have to optimize so much from our end 🙂 That day all we have to do is blogging and stop worrying about tech aspects much.

    Thanks for the kind mention, and I hope you’re exhilarated to see your PR back to original again 🙂

    You have a lovely week there dear.

    Cheers…
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Mayura, yes with your help – I would have not known where to start. Yes, so true with life behind the scenes for sure Mayura. Otherwise it would have probaby taken months not a full year.
      Yes, it made Google appear human to me that they gave me a hint! Very cool huh?
      You are welcome my friend, you are so quick with the tech stuff, you truly amaze me. It’s hard to believe this week is almost over. I hope you have a great weekend ahead Mayura with some fun included!
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  • Hi Lisa, Wow, good for you to keep trying. Google should applaud your efforts! I remember when you received your penalty. Jens Berget got one too. So frustrating when high-quality bloggers get penalized. It really can happen to anyone!

    You sent me over to Google Webmaster Tools and I spent about an hour there. I’m good but found some broken links I cleaned up. Tech becomes obsolete almost as often as it gets launched. It’s hard to keep up with tech that’s been retired.

    I hope Google recognizes you for the legitimate, quality blogger you are, Lisa!
    Carolyn Nicander Mohr recently posted…The Great Suspender: Tame Your Terrible Tabs!My Profile

    • Lisa
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      Hi Carolyn, thank you. Yes, it can. LOL – funny you are not the first one to check on your Google Webmaster tools after reading this one. It’s always good to check at least weekly or monthly. My pagerank went back to 3 right after I published this post too. So I’m glad it all worked out well. Thank you for coming by Carolyn and enjoy the rest of the week.
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  • That’s faamazing, Lisa.
    Congratulations!

    All the work you put into it and the dedication have rewarded you.
    I know it’s really hard to get a penalty revoked.

    And it’s a surprise to me that Google actually gave you a hint! 😯
    I wish to recover at 100% of your health very soon.

    Have a great rest of this week, Lisa. 😛
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Erik, thank you. It certainly was not easy to get it revoked. I was shocked I received a hint in my email from Google – makes them really appear as human. Me too – arm is getting better but not straight and will find out next week if there is any nerve damage. Thanks for coming by Erik and enjoy the rest of your week.
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  • Scott Allen says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Lisa. There are actually several ways to get penalized, and just as many different ways to get the penalty removed. One of my clients had a penalty — turned out it was from a brief stint where some spam comments had gotten through, and then automated link-building tools had linked to those posts. The spam comments were gone within 24 hours, but the links were still there. We had to identify them all (I found someone to do a LinkDetox report on Fiverr for about $50) and put them in a disavow file. That solved it for him.

    It’s kind of ridiculous that there’s so much collateral damage in Google’s war on web spam.

    • Lisa
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      Hi Scott, Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Yes, there are many ways you could get penalized by Google. That sounds like it must have been a mystery after the comments were removed. Thank you for sharing that with us. Glad to hear the disavow file worked. I’ve heard of so many stories where it hasn’t. I agree, especially when it’s out of our control. Have a great day and rest of the week Scott.
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  • Google Penalty… Ohhh God… I’m too disappointed by Google works ! I know Google has become too smart & now punishing to low quality works as well as links & due to this Google’s decision. Most of website are facing Google Penalty! Well this is good that matt cutts is sharing his view to save their website.

    • Lisa
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      Hi Christina, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. I was disappointed for a long time too but I was happy when Google gave me a hint, it made me feel like they are actually human. I felt bad years ago when many small businesses did not survive the Google changes, they no longer made sales from their sites as they were penalized. I don’t think they know what hit them at first. Thanks for coming by Christiana and have a wonderful rest of the week!
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  • Hey Lisa,

    SEO is far from dead! If you’re not careful many can get penalized the same way that you did. I too had to go through a lot of links to unlinked them. Now I have made it common practice to whenever I use external links such as link out to a fellow blogging friend (yes, sorry guys, I do apologize in advance) or an affiliate link, I make sure I make them nofollow. It’s a big hassle when you have to go through each of your post to figure out which links are holding you back. I really feel sorry that you had to go through 430 blog posts, but you had to do what you had to do!

    Thanks for the heads up Lisa! I hope you’re enjoying your memorial day!
    Sherman Smith recently posted…Why Should Solo Entrepreneurs Like You Focus On Blogging?My Profile

    • Lisa
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      Hi Sherman, glad to hear you say that too. Me too. It wasn’t easy to do but I did it. Oh yes, 430 was a long list to get through but so glad it’s over now and I got a new logo and am tightening on up the niche here to social media. I’ll still post on SEO and blogging from time to time but want to focus more on social media and especially Twitter, hence the new logo. Yes, beautiful weather here Sherman, I hope you had the same on the west coast too! Thanks for coming by and for your input. Enjoy the rest of the short week here.
      Lisa recently posted…Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked HereMy Profile

  • Stu Edwards says:

    Incredibly solid tips Lisa! I’m glad you got everything sorted 🙂 Have you changed ALL your outgoing links to ‘no follow’ ?

  • Harleena Singh
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    Hi Lisa,

    First of all congratulations for getting off hook with the Google penalty! And you really got a cute cartoon telling it all! 😉

    You really did a lot of hard work and kudos for doing that – I know its not easy but you really showed determination. It’s nice of Google to help you and give you a hint, but all the credit of really getting the penalty off the hook goes to your hard work. This is really a great lesson for everybody.

    I always have all my outbound links as “nofollow”. Of course, I can manually “dofollow” if I want to . WordPress has many plugins to do that and Vinay tells me that you also have codes to do that. Probably that could have worked for you as you had links on your site when it was on Blogger prior to being on WordPress.

    You should even “nofollow” the social media links – why should you pass over the link juice to them, they have got enough already! However, I really do not think that one should not give “dofollow” links to sites that are not of your site’s niche. You can always do that in moderation but you start risking yourself when you do it in extreme and do it for commercial sites as well.

    Yes, SEO is not dead but now it’s all about playing safe and fair. One has to be careful about linking also in the comments section.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences and spreading this awareness to all. I’m happy that you got over it! Enjoy your weekend, while we start off with a new week our end 🙂
    Harleena Singh recently posted…How To Use Twitter To Build Your Blog Audience [Infographic]My Profile

    • Lisa
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      Thank you Harleena, I thought it was cute too. I have some as follow and many as no follow links but the plugin tool did not find them all. I had to do it manually. That was the key. Yes, I only give follow links to the same type of niche websites or blogs now. I felt bad giving no follow to some friends but their sites are not in this niche so I had to nofollow them. Great point on the social media links too Harleena. I appreciate your feedback on this one.
      You are certainly welcome and I hope it helps some other bloggers out there to either comeback from a penalty or not get one to begin with 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your weekend Harleena.
      Lisa recently posted…Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked HereMy Profile

    • Scott Allen says:

      I disagree with nofollow-ing your social media links. Remember that you’re not just passing authority to the domain, but to the specific page. Don’t you want your social media accounts to rank for your name? Might not be so much of an issue with a rare name like “Harleena Singh”, but when it’s “Scott Allen”, it is. 🙂

  • metz
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    Do not rely on automatic systems. Lesson learn! There are many tools offered online that it’s useful and tested. Your personal experience being penalized by Google and the problem you figured out helped us readers and most especially for marketers and bloggers to be not penalized in the future. Now we know that it’s also better to manually remove the links from Follow to Unfollow links. Time consuming yet it works.

    “How to File a Reconsideration Request to Google if Hit with a Google Penalty” is helpful. Thank you for lending your hand. This will really help to know the problem and how to resolve it.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Tim Bonner
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    That’s fantastic news Lisa.

    At least all the work that you’ve put into getting the penalty removed was worth it. I’ve not had a penalty yet and I hope I never do but at least I know where to come and find useful info about it.

    I’m surprised to hear that Google gave you a hint. That was very helpful and unlike them! It would be so useful if they could point anyone who does get a penalty in the right direction.
    Tim Bonner recently posted…Can You Go It Alone As A Blogger?My Profile

  • Hi Lisa,

    Wow, I cannot believe it took you so long to get this resolved but you are resilient and got it done! Thankfully I haven’t gotten hit. Of course, if I were going to tag team with someone to help me I would certainly pick Mayura! He’s awesome!

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us and showing us the steps you took to get it resolved. I think it was great Google stepped up like that. That doesn’t happen a lot :).

    Hope you’re having a great week and on your way to 100% better! See ya in the socialverse :).

    Cori
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Corina, well I had a few life events within the year too so that took me away from being online. Yes, Mayura certainly is. He is so quick to find things too. It made me feel like Google is human now. I’m getting there Corina, not 100% as my PT person said today my arm has a way to go to get straight but I hope to return to work in June. I’ll see what the doctor says. I’ll be doing PT for quite some time after too. See you back in the socialverse for sure. I hope you have a great weekend ahead too!
      Lisa recently posted…Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked HereMy Profile

  • Adrienne
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    Hey Lisa,

    I’m doing the happy dance over here for you my friend. So a lot of those links were from before you moved your site over to WordPress. That’s interesting.

    I did some spring cleaning a few years back and at that time I went back through all my posts as well and removed links that no longer worked and made sure I had the nofollow tag on others. Those were from back in my earlier blogging days when I didn’t know any better and was blogging about subjects I’m not into today.

    This is a great lesson but most won’t take that time to go back through their blogs because of how time consuming it is. If they have even the slightest thought that there are some in a few posts then from your experience alone as to how long this took you to get resolved, that should be the true lesson here.

    I’m happy this is resolved now and let’s just say, welcome back.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Lisa
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      Thanks Adrienne, I was too when the email arrived. I knew as soon as Google sent that hint that I had to go one by one. I just worked on it day by day a little at a time. It’s stuff like that that can drive bloggers crazy and away from the computer. Some for good. Of course I had a death in the family and a serious accident within the same year so it took me a little longer if life didn’t throw curve balls my way 🙂 Thanks for coming by and for your input Adrienne. Happy Thursday!
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  • Ryan Biddulph
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    Hi Lisa,

    This is helpful indeed and a good reminder; sometimes good old fashioned hard work is the only way to get the job done.

    I found my blog a bit slow, even after I had my theme re-done. In truth it was light years quicker than my old theme yet, I knew something needed work. I just spent the past 2 weeks going through all 111 of my posts, reducing virtually all image sized to 300 X 225, or in some cases, a bit bigger. I also deleted some images completely.

    I had a plug in that crunched images but ya can’t re-create the idea of actually editing every image, resizing them. My blog is MUCH quicker than it was, and my good old, 1 by 1 editing did the trick.

    Thanks Lisa.

    Ryan
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Ryan, I’m glad you found it helpful! That is for sure, no shortcuts. Oh boy I smushed a lot here too but not like you did resizing each individual. (That’s the stuff that can drive one crazy!) That may be next. Thanks for coming by and sharing your story with us on that Ryan. You are welcome. I hope you have a great rest of the week.
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  • Enstine Muki
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    Hey Lisa,
    Thanks for showing us how to go about this 😉

    I have not be hit by Google and I don’t ever want to get there. That’s why I nofollow all links on paid posts. There are links I give out to some targeted content and I dofollow them – most of the links to other blogs are dofollow. I find these contents so valuable and I just recommend that. I think that’s what Good wants.

    Hey! SEO is not dead. Anyone saying that is surely living under the bridge. It’s the most awesome source of traffic that converts 😉

    Great guide Lisa. Please keep coming up with such
    Enstine Muki recently posted…Writing Jobs for bloggers – BlogExpose Sneak Peak!My Profile

    • Lisa
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      You are welcome Enstine. That’s good that you haven’t. That’s what I’ve done here as well. I had thought some affiliates were no follow but they were NOT. Yes, it’s my #1 source still and followed by Twitter. I’m glad you liked this post and thanks for taking the time to comment today. Enjoy the rest of your week.
      Lisa recently posted…Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked HereMy Profile

  • Brenda Lee
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    says:

    Oh my gosh, Lisa! An entire year? Egads! Your post made me hop right over to my Google tools and check each item you mentioned above. Thankfully, I’m safe (for now). 😉 I think there may be some advantages to being a small fry in the world of bloggers. Google is less likely to pick on ya. Sorry it happened to you but thankfully you found a remedy. Interesting about the Blogger thing too. I wonder if that’s what started it all, Blogger links and not WP?

    Great post, Lisa. I’m saving this one to my Pocket for future reference. 🙂

    Happy Small Friday!

    B
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    • Lisa
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      Hi Brenda, yes – but remember too I lost my mom and had an accident within the year so that stretched it out as well. That’s a good thing you are all set with no penalties. I’m glad I found a remedy and was even happier to see my pagerank of 3 return this morning after I hit publish 🙂
      It was a combo of both Blogger and WordPress – I think the link plugin did not get every single link like I did when I went in manually. So many lessons learned! Thanks Brenda and enjoy your long upcoming weekend!
      Lisa recently posted…Revealing How To Get a Google Penalty Revoked HereMy Profile

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