Google Manual Actions: Frequently asked questions and their answers
Q: My site has been affected by a manual penalty, but the impact does not seem severe.
Ignoring a manual penalty is not a viable course of action.
If the manual penalty message hasn’t disappeared from Google Search Console, highlighting the issue in a second reconsideration request is recommended.
Q: There’s no manual penalty warning visible in Google Search Console, yet the site has suddenly dropped in organic search.