Here is an example of a Google reconsideration request to help webmasters about the information to be revealed precisely in the request and a typical no spam response received from Google.
Hello Google Team,
I have been notified through Webmaster Tools account [Mention the Date of the message] that my site is identified as a manual spam due to unnatural inbound links. I have downloaded all the links [you can do this from your Webmaster Tools account] and reviewed thoroughly. I have worked for the past few months [Mention exactly from the date of receipt of the message] to remove the links as much as possible from my side.
Following are the detailed actions taken from my side:
Contacted site owners through email or contact forms. Here is the link for the detailed action taken [Provide the Link to Google Doc / Spreadsheet].
For those links which I couldn’t able to remove, I have submitted Disavow links to Google [ Provide the Google doc link to your Disavow.txt].
I also purchased links from the company [Mention the company or site name] and worked on those links to remove it. Though these unnatural links were created by my SEO Company, [Mention your SEO Company name] I take the bottom-line responsibility for their work and I no more engage with that company now.
I completely understand that the unnatural links may cause manipulation of my site’s ranking in Google and I have worked hard to remove those links. I will be totally committed to follow the Webmasters Guidelines from this point onwards. Hence, please consider including my site back in the search results and advise me if you still foresee some issues with my site.
[Mention Your Name a per Webmaster Tools Account]
If you raised a request based on a message received in your Webmaster Tools account regarding manual spam then Google will check your site and respond back accordingly. In case if you raised a request without any message then most probably Google will respond you as below.
Reconsideration request for [Site URL]: No manual spam actions found [Date]
Dear site owner or webmaster of [Site URL], We received a request from a site owner to reconsider [Site URL] for compliance with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.
We reviewed your site and found no manual actions by the webspam team that might affect your site’s ranking in Google. There’s no need to file a reconsideration request for your site, because any ranking issues you may be experiencing are not related to a manual action taken by the webspam team.
Of course, there may be other issues with your site that affect your site’s ranking. Google’s computers determine the order of our search results using a series of formulas known as algorithms. We make hundreds of changes to our search algorithms each year, and we employ more than 200 different signals when ranking pages. As our algorithms change and as the web (including your site) changes, some fluctuation in ranking can happen as we make updates to present the best results to our users.
If you’ve experienced a change in ranking which you suspect may be more than a simple algorithm change, there are other things you may want to investigate as possible causes, such as a major change to your site’s content, content management system, or server architecture. For example, a site may not rank well if your server stops serving pages to Googlebot, or if you’ve changed the URLs for a large portion of your site’s pages. This article has a list of other potential reasons your site may not be doing well in search. If you’re still unable to resolve your issue, please see our Webmaster Help Forum for support.
Sincerely, Google Search Quality Team
Response from Google can be seen in the Messages section of your Webmaster Tools account.