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How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam?

I put an update of my site live and I forgot to enable to comment approval queue. I noticed a few days later I was linking to spam and my Google rankings dropped by about half.

I have removed all of the links but I still have low rankings, Google has not crawled my spammed pages yet.

Is there any way I can speed up the process and how long will these links tarnish my ranking?

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marked as duplicate by Nick, John Conde Sep 3 '11 at 14:30

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Remove all these comments from your site. Then go to google webmaster tools and apply for reconsideration. Before you apply, make sure all the spam comments and the links are removed. Also get reCaptcha on your comment module along with akismet for your CMS or site. There are some other anti-spam filtering tools depending on your CMS. Making your comment section "nofollow" helps to some extent as this will prevent many bots from spamming your site.

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Where exactly can I apply for reconsideration? – Sam152 Sep 4 '11 at 4:22
@Sam152, see my edited reply for the reconsideration link. – Mahesh Sep 5 '11 at 17:08

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