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Loren Baker at Search Engine Journal gives an example on how you can "redeem yourself" in the eyes of Google if your site suffered a PageRank loss in "The PR Massacre of October."
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from AndyBeard 2549 Days ago #
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It is easy to submit a reinclusion request if you have done something wrong in the past, removed the misdemeaner, and gone to Google for forgiveness.This article really doesn’t apply if you have never sold links unless Google change their terminology on the reinclusion form.I know people who have tried reinclusion reqests without making changes, and had them rejected.

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from IncrediBILL 2549 Days ago #
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This PR hysteria is out of control.How do you know YOUR site was penalized in the first place?It could be that fewer people link to you than did in the past, that those higher PR sites were lowered and now pass less PR, or that your site’s relevance was simply devalued.Maybe it’s just the network of SEO’s bragging about their PR and selling services based on their PR skills that got whacked just so Google can show you who’s boss...

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from g1smd 2548 Days ago #
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The reinclusion request is mainly for sites that have been completely dropped from the index.I’m sure they would take a dim view of sites requesting reinclusion when they are still in the index.I think you would be wasting their time.

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from JohnWeb 2548 Days ago #
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g1smd, that may have been true for the reinclussion request which is why it doesn’t exist anymore.  The reconsideration request, which it is now, is for sites that are still in the index but penalized as well as completly removed sites.  It’s been stated many times by Googlers.  Here’s just one reference by Adam Lasnik which was written even before they changed the name: http://groups.google.com/group/Google_Webmaster_Help-Indexing/msg/a300b9d42e11b3c9even from the reconsideration form itself it has these instructions, "Tell us more about what happened: what actions might have led to any penalties..."  Note the use of the word penalties.

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from jfj3rd 2548 Days ago #
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I might as well put in my comments as well on this topic since it ends up being a topic discussed all over the place when an update comes around.I’d be curious to know your opinions on the following situation...This is my blogs first update that would have given it a green smudge on the Toolbar.  Prior to this it was 0 (white).  This update pushed it to a PR2 for the home page and several individual posts ended up being PR 3’s. My blog is http://www.10minutes.org.  I would accept that except a socail bookmark page I created and haven’t given MUCH attention to or as much as I’ve given my blog received a PR 4. http://www.ClaimID.com/search/.So how on earth does a blog that has had all of my attention for several months straight get a PR 2 when I haven’t sold links?  I do link out to other sites but in most cases it is referencing other blog posts or tools that i find or use regularily.I don’t much care for the Toolbar update and the chaos that comes with it but I couldn’t help but to scratch my head on this one.

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from igorthetroll 2548 Days ago #
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Yeah, try to submit a reranking request and see how it goes.Go track Adam Lasnik at Facebook or wherever he is hiding now days, and beg him to fix you up.Or better yet, ask JLH Adam’s buddy to push it to the top for you...

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