How do reconsideration requests work at Google?

Please walk us through the reconsideration request process from Google’s perspective. Has anything about the reconsideration process changed recently? Matt Cutts, Bay Area, California For more reasons why your site may not be showing up well in Google, read the “My site isn’t doing well in search” article in our Help Center: Read more about changes to the reconsideration request process on our blog: Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: More videos: Webmaster Central Blog: Webmaster Central: