Okay, here’s a new video. This is pretty much just a short update to my reinclusion request howto post to mention that our Google Webmaster Tools (formerly known as Sitemaps) has a web form for reinclusion requests. In the video, you get to see my other cat Emmy for the first time–that’s why my voice is softer and the lights are darker. Even though the video is informal (I had just finished playing hockey at the Googleplex), I still wanted to make sure everyone knew about the web form. It’s been there for quite a while, but I figured that it never hurts to remind people about it.
Matt and Emmy answer Google Questions:
- How do I do a reinclusion request?
- What should I put into a reinclusion request?
- What does Google need to know before it reincludes a site in its index?
Two trivia tidbits: 1) you can see my brain spin a little because I recorded this last Thursday, and I knew that on Friday, the Sitemaps team was rebranding to Google Webmaster Tools, so I wasn’t sure what to call it: Sitemaps or Google Webmaster Tools. 2) In about the middle of this video, right after mooning the camera, Emmy gets interested in something off-screen and jumps down. She was actually seeing herself on an LCD screen, so she wanted to go check out that other cat.