I'm administering this new website.

The previous web admin included a large amount of tiny keywords on top of some of its pages.

I've removed them already.

I need to know if I have to rest the domain with google webmaster or will google notice the change and take action?

thanks in advance.

edit: They are not meta keyword. They are literally text so small that it looks like a fine line of gibberish on the page itself. This clearly violates google guidelines. My point was more: Do I need to tell google that we are not bad pupils anymore.


Google will notice the change eventually. However you can request reconsideration:

If your site isn't appearing in Google search results, or it's performing more poorly than it once did (and you believe that it does not violate our Webmaster Guidelines), you can ask Google to reconsider your site.

Request reconsideration of your site.

While that doesn't quite apply they also say:

In addition, if you recently purchased a domain that you think may have violated our guidelines before you owned it, you can use the reconsideration request form to let us know that you recently acquired the site and that it now adheres to the guidelines.

from https://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35843&hl=en_GB


You can get Google to change the cache version of your site extra quick if you submit a sitemap with Google Webmaster tools and 301 redirect 'old' URLs to 'new' URLs.

In your .htaccess you can put a rewrite rule in to migrate your site 'slightly', i.e. put a new /path/ in the front of it.

You will need to download the URLs Google has on you, put them into a big spreadsheet and spend time submitting it, however, the results can be truly beneficial - you will only have the URLs you want to have on Google and they will be freshly indexed to your new content.

As for meta keywords - Google dropped using them back in the days when people thought it was a good idea to use them for spammy purposes. Instead of completely dropping them put some RDFa or other micro-formats on your page to get new, improved SEO 2.0 semantic-web search excellence.

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