Google sent over 6 million manual action messages to webmasters about practices were against their guidelines Google was able to detect and remove more than 80 percent of compromised (hacked) sites from search results Google produced 250+ webmaster meetups and office hours around the world reaching more than 220,000 website owners Google sent over 45 million notifications to registered website owners alerting them to possible problems with their websites which could affect their appearance in search Google took action on about 90,000 user reports of search spamLast year, Google sent 9 million manual actions, this year it was closer to 6 million and the year before that was 4.3 million messages. Interesting trend, unless Google classifies the messages they are sending out differently now? … [Read more...] about Google Search Spam: Over 6 Million Manual Actions Last Year
I recently commented on another thread regarding this, and I just did a double-take and reddit comments indeed appear to not have the "nofollow"-relation? So are reddit comments then essentially dofollow and SEO-worthy? How do they work?John Mueller responded: … [Read more...] about Google: Link Spam In Forum Comments Work Very Badly
Starting today, we’re making a system update to catch even more spam in likes and dislikes across YouTube. The main reason a like would be marked as spam is when it’s purchased from a third-party service. Paying for likes or dislikes is a direct violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service. If more likes or dislikes on your channel are marked as invalid than before, you may see fluctuations starting on June 14, 2018. Learn more about our policy and likes reporting here. You may also notice that the number of likes or dislikes in YouTube Analytics is different than what you see on the watch page under the video. This is a known issue and our team is working to fix it. In the meantime, view the counts on the watch page for the most accurate number. … [Read more...] about YouTube Improves Likes Spam Filters To Block Paid Likes
Less Than One-Percent End On Spammy ResultsGoogle said that "less than 1 percent of search results users visited are spammy." That means that Google's confidence in their search results is super high. To only half less than 1% of your searchers end up on a spammy page, is very impressive. Of course, we do not know how they classify what a spammy page is. But nevertheless, that metric is insane. … [Read more...] about Google Report: We Reduced Link Spam By Almost Half
Gary Illyes from Google said he wants to see examples of this spam and wrote "That's frustrating. I BET if you knew someone at Google, at least some of them could get looked into." In short, he personally wants to look into these cases, so if you see them, let him know on Twitter, I guess. … [Read more...] about Google Search Quality Suffering From PDF Spam? Let Them Know.