If you are trying to artificially boost your link popularity in Google, watch out – they are watching you. Many webmasters, including Reality Wired have received friendly notices from San Jose that their sites are violating SEO best practices. This follows an update on spam reporting on how google is trying to provide SEO’s and webmasters with more direct feedback on why their sites are penalized.
Here is an interesting quote from the affected site:
The interesting part was, when the indexes vanished it wasn’t gradual, they were just gone. When they said 30 days they meant 30 days because 30 days to the day, and almost to the hour I noticed they were first gone, they came back. All of them, in the same position they were.
If your website disappears from its normal ranking it is most likely due to the natural flux of Google’s ranking algorithm, and there is nothing to worry about. However if your site does not return to its past location, you can contact Google and usually receive a helpful answer with tips on getting your site reincluded. See others who have had problems.
Matt Cutts has a post detailing how to get your site reincluded in Google:
Now where should you send a reinclusion request? http://www.google.com/support/bin/request.py . You can select “I’m a webmaster inquiring about my website” and then select “Why my site disappeared from the search results or dropped in ranking.” Click Continue, and on the page that shows up, make sure to type “Reinclusion Request” in the Subject: line of the resulting form. Upper- or lower-case doesn’t matter, but make sure you use the words “reinclusion request” in the subject line so it gets routed to the right place.
Another way to file a reinclusion request is through Google Webmaster Tools. It is in the Tools box & clicking the “+” reveals a link to submit a reinclusion request.
Hopefully none of you have had this problem.