Since you are reading this article, you have most probably been hit by Google's latest Penguin Update.
Fear no more as there is a solution to recover back your rankings and put a smile back to Google's face!
Stay focused as I will explain briefly yet in all the required detail to get you out of this mess:
Step 1) Backlink Analaysis
Using Majestic SEO, Ahrefs, Open Site Explorer and Google Webmaster tools to generate a list of links pointing to your website. These tools will fetch 80-90% of your links which are more than enough to get you off that penalization.
Step 2) Manual Removal of Links
Yes, this is not fun at all! Try to email as many webmasters as possible requesting a removal of your link. Be kind, sincere and friendly and you should be getting a reply back! Usually 20-30% of webmasters reply back and do take action in removing your link and processing your request.
Step 3) Submit your First Reconsideration Request
- Explain your situation briefly.
- Provide a link to a Google Doc that has all links that have been successfully removed.
- Make it clear that you will avoid such techniques in the future.
Step 4) Reconsideration Denied? Disavow Tool to the Rescue.
Make a list of all your suspected low quality links in a CSV file
Now go to the Disavow Tool page and submit your CSV to exclude these low quality links from your link portfolio.
Step 5) Submit your Second Reconsideration Request
Again, submit a list of all the removed links via Google Docs with all tips in STEP 3.
STEP 6) Breathe Some Fresh Air
Had any success in recovering? Let us know in the comments section below...