Google will Give Examples of Links that Caused a Manual Spam Action; Matt Cutts!

Aug 1, 2013 | 3,612 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Head of Web Spam in Google, Matt Cutts in the latest video has said that webmasters can expect Google to provide them more information regarding manual web spam actions in Webmaster Tools.

While replying to a question, "Will Webmaster Tools ever tell us what links caused a penalty?" Cutts said that algorithmic things are just rankings and don't generate messages in Webmaster Console.

Taking the discussion further, Cutts said that if you log into the Webmaster Tools Console and find a message, it means the web spam team has taken some direct manual action that is affecting the ranking of the website. Right now, some of these messages come with example links or URLs that might be causing issues.

Matt also said, "We would not say that the examples provided with the messages are the only problem creators. If there are millions of offending URLs, we cannot send million URLs in an email or message because it will take too much of storage space. But, we will provide more information in those messages. So, you might get 1, 2, 3 – some number of example URLs to understand the issues that are creating problems. We are trying to figure out how to expand the number of example URLs as it will be great for webmasters to look at the issues deeply and take quick actions".

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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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