Google Creates Chrome Extension To Report Search Spam

Oct 28, 2010 • 7:53 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google loves when webmasters and SEOs report search/web spam to them. Although 70% of SEOs won't report spam to Google, there is still a huge number of people who would. To make it easier for those spam reporters, Google has created a Chrome Extension named the Google Webspam Report.

I don't know for sure who made the extension at Google, but maybe it was Matt? Maybe?

There is a Google presentation on how it works, which I will embed below. The extension has:

  • Adds links to search result and web history pages to report spam quickly.
  • Prepopulates the spam report form where possible.
  • Select a spam url from your Chrome history.
  • Cycle through your recent Google searches to fill fields of the spam report page.
  • Options page to enable/disable features individually.

More on spam reporting:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Chris

10/29/2010 01:10 am

I do like that the screenshot is someone reporting Matt Cutt's Blog, he does have a sense of humor!

No Name

10/30/2010 03:59 pm

Well it looks good but if people started reporting web spam to google so I think that no website will remain in serps. Everyone will be reporting spam instead of focusing on proper issues.

Zhomart

11/01/2010 05:43 am

Nice extension for my browser!

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