Google Responses For How Long It Takes To Recover From Algorithmic Charge

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In a recent Google SEO office-hours Google responded to the concern as to how long it requires to recover from an algorithmic charge that emerged from content quality concerns.

Google’s new office-hours format does not enable follow-up concerns, resulting in answers that does not have subtlety and are less practical than the old format where the Googler can ask clarifying concerns.

For example, we have no idea if the “algorithmic charge” that is referenced in the concern means that the website entirely disappeared from the search results or if it merely dropped a few positions.

There’s a difference between the 2 situations.

This is the concern that was asked:

“… if a website gets algorithmically penalized for thin content, just how much of the site’s material do you need to upgrade before the penalty is raised?”

There’s a lot of information that is missing out on from that concern.

  • Did Google send the publisher a message that their material was “algorithmically” penalized?
  • Is the person asking the question presuming they are penalized and does not in fact know?

Here is the answer:

“Well, it’s typically a great concept to tidy up poor quality content or spammy content that you may have developed in the past.

For algorithmic actions, it can take us several months to reassess your website again to figure out that it’s no longer spammy.”

It Takes Months For Google to Assess Site Quality

Plainly it is necessary to repair as close to all of the poor quality content as possible. However after that’s done it might take a few months to get better into the search engine result.

John Mueller stated something comparable in November 2021 about for how long it takes for a site that lost rankings to get better.

Mueller said:

“I think it’s a lot harder when it concerns things around quality in basic where assessing the overall quality and importance of a website is not extremely simple.

It takes a lot of time for us to understand how a site harmonizes concerns to the remainder of the Web.

… Which’s something that can quickly take, I do not know, a number of months, a half a year, in some cases even longer than a half a year, for us to acknowledge considerable modifications in the site’s general quality.

Because we essentially watch out for … how does this website fit in with the context of the general web and that simply takes a lot of time.”

Likewise, at the 5:21 minute mark of this Google video, the Googler Aurora Morales describes what happens to websites that break Google’s guidelines, including the policy on thin content.

The Googler advises:

“Websites that do not satisfy the money making and organic search standards might be gotten rid of from the Search index and have their advertisements disabled.”

Find out more here: It Takes Months For Google To Assess Website Quality Across The Web

Listen to the Google SEO office-hours at the 24:24 minute mark here.