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Google manual actions

Manual actions are penalties imposed by Google on websites that violate search engine guidelines.

These actions are the result of a manual review by the Google team, which can determine whether a site has implemented deceptive or manipulative practices to improve its ranking in search results, such as the use of spam techniques or unnatural links.

When a site receives a manual action, the owner is notified via Google Search Console, where he or she can find details about the nature of the penalty and how to fix the problem. After making the necessary corrections, the site owner can send a request for reconsideration to Google.

If the manual action is revoked, the site can regain its visibility in search results.