If you’re not seeing the “Manual Actions” feature in Google Webmaster Tools, you’re not alone. Many webmasters have taken to Twitter and other social networks to say that the link has been removed from their accounts, and Google has updated its original announcement to say that a “snag” will delay full launch for a couple days:
Unfortunately we’ve hit a snag during our feature deployment, so it will be another couple days before the feature is available to everyone. We will post another update once the feature is fully rolled out.
The Manual Actions viewer is a tool that lets webmasters do a live-check against Google’s internal systems and find out if their site has been the subject of a manual spam penalty. Google also released a number of videos related to the types of penalties the tool identifies. You can read more about the tool and those videos in our coverage from yesterday:
- Google Launches Manual Spam Actions Viewer, Streamlines Reconsideration Process
- Google Releases Seven Videos On Typical Manual Spam Actions