Google Explains Different Message Types Sent By Webspam Team To Webmaster Tools!

Feb 14, 2013 | 2,469 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A webmaster gets several kinds of messages everyday via webmaster tool. But very few of us actually know how many different kinds of messages Google sends, and why they send them. In a recent video reply on Youtube, Matt Cutts, Webspam head at Google, informs the webmasters about different types of messages sent via Webmaster Tools.

Every webmaster receives hundreds and thousands of messages each month via webmaster tools. Matt informed that, Blekko, a search engine has observed that about a million spam webpages are created every hour. That’s a lot! The web world is overflowing with spam.

Here are some of the categories of web spam messages:

  • Automatically generated content
  • Participating in link schemes
  • Cloaking
  • Sneaky redirects
  • Hidden text or links
  • Doorway pages
  • Scraped content
  • Participating in affiliate programs without adding sufficient value
  • Loading pages with irrelevant keywords
  • Creating pages with malicious behavior, such as phishing or installing viruses, trojans, or other badware
  • Abusing rich snippets markup
  • Sending automated queries to Google

Matt also shared the percentage of different type of messages that have been sent across January to February 2013 to the webmasters via webmaster tool. 

web spam messages types Google Explains Different Message Types Sent By Webspam Team To Webmaster Tools!

  • Black Hat SEO – 90%
  • Content has no or little added value – 4%
  • Hacking – 3%
  • Buy Link – 2%
  • Sell Links – 1%
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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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