Google Notifies Webmasters For Violating Terms Of Service

Jan 17, 2007 | 1,517 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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All the webmasters who do not care to follow the rules of Google can expect to hear directly from the company. Google has been sending notifications to the webmasters for not adhering to the rules of the company. One such notification has been posted at Search Engine RoundTable Forums by a webmaster who was hiding text by mistake. The mail reads:

Dear site owner or webmaster of *******co.uk,
While we were indexing your webpages, we detected that some of your pages were using techniques that were outside our quality guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html
In order to preserve the quality of our search engine, we have
temporarily removed some webpages from our search results. Currently
pages from *****.co.uk are scheduled to be removed for at least 30 days.

Specifically, we detected the following practices on your webpages:

* The following hidden text on ********.co.uk:
e.g.
**********************

We would prefer to have your pages in Google's index. If you wish to be reincluded, please correct or remove all pages that are outside our quality guidelines. When you are ready, please visit:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/reinclusion?hl=en

to learn more and request a reinclusion request.
Sincerely,
Google Search Quality Team

This is not the first intimation by Google.  But it is noticeable for the sheer attention to detail given by the Google team. Earlier, one would just get a mail saying there is some problem with the site which needs to be rectified. There was no clue as to what could be wrong with the site. But if the above mail is something to go by, Google is certainly rasing the standards in service. 

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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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