Google Reinclusion Gave Me a Pagerank 0
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Ever since we lost our Pagerank 4 to 3 it has bothered me. Especially because we deserve a 4, 5, or 6. In December I filed my first reinclusion request after spending hours deleting sponsored posts, changing text and adding “nofollow” to some links. All that work didn’t help and our Pagerank remained the same.
Two weeks ago I double checked my blog for sponsored posts and links and filed again for reinclusion. I began to worry two days ago seeing a pr0 on my toolbar, but the data centers still reported a three. Today I checked and it was 0 still and the centers told me it was a big fat 0.
Where Did I Go Wrong?
I tried to follow Courtney Tuttle’s advice with reinclusion. However, my reinclusion requests were short and didn’t really say what needed to be said. I can only imagine that be one piece of the puzzle.
Now that I am sitting at a PR0 I decided to file one more time for reinclusion this time with a longer explanation. I can’t go any lower than 0. If it remains the same PR I will just have to wait and try again.
Filing for Reinclusion
Before you file for re inclusion to get back lost Pagerank make sure you first remove sponsored posts and links from your site (obviously). No wonder I received a pagerank slap in the first place, I had a category dedicated to “sponsored posts”. That obviously is a bad idea.
Thats what I think has been the problem for us at Blog about your Blog. Sponsored posts from places like PayPerPost. I don’t plan on using them again with their current system, on this blog. Hopefully that will count for something.
Courtney Tuttle outlines three things when filing for reconsideration with Google.
1. What you did wrong. For us it has been sponsored posts, I told them that we have removed and no followed posts we have been compensated for.
2. That you have corrected the errors. See above
3. That you won’t do it again. This is the one I failed to mention and may not get our pagerank restored because of it.
Have you suffered a PR slap and filed for reinclusion?