A Great question Did I Got a Google Penalty ? Do I Require a Reinclusion Request ?
Believe me this is the very 3rd question asked at every webmaster forum including some popular one like DigitalPoint, Google Groups, Webmaster Talk .. and tons of more.
Yes this is a great question and not all the penalties require you to file a re-inclusion request with Google.
Tedster, Administrator of Webmaster World sums up the issue with this question.
- Not all “penalties” are really penalties. In fact, a nice percentage of posts that say, “I have been penalized,” are really not penalized.
- Some penalties are manual, while some are automated. Manual penalties probably require a reinclusion request, while automated ones do not necessarily require one but likely can be expedited by one.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.