Google Christmas Spam Fighting & Webmaster Support

Dec 25, 2013 • 2:40 pm | comments (26) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

google elve christmasGoogle representatives have been in the webmaster forums helping webmasters with their SEO and webmaster related questions all Christmas eve and day.

There are dozens of threads that Google's John Mueller has responded to both on Christmas eve and day. Plus, Google's Zineb also has been responding today.

Of course, Google's lead spam fighter, Matt Cutts reminds us on Twitter that no matter what, spam fighting never rests:

One example is that Google penalized Rap Genius last night/this morning for link schemes.

This is not uncommon, where Googlers respond and help over the weekend. We see it year, after year, year, after year, year and after year.

I am sure the spammers don't like it but some do.

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Yo Mamma

12/25/2013 07:58 pm

Muslims and Jews often work on xmas. Why not. its just another day

Barry Schwartz

12/25/2013 07:59 pm

John and Matt are not Muslim or Jews, I don’t think.


12/26/2013 03:36 am

What religion got to do with service

Jim Wood

12/26/2013 04:13 am

I am glad somebody continues to fight the spam!

Suny Anderson

12/26/2013 04:26 am

In which type of Spam links are counting by Google for Christmas.

Jitendra Vaswani

12/26/2013 05:04 am

Keep fighting Google

Jitendra Vaswani

12/26/2013 05:06 am

Matt religion is Google :)

Fede Einhorn

12/26/2013 05:48 am

Had seen a lot of that king of link schemes, even reported several of them, they are still ranking 1st...

Rahul Trivedi

12/26/2013 06:07 am

You should have to be more careful while creating even a single link. It should have to be natural.

Chris Boyace

12/26/2013 06:20 am

I have noticed that too .. probably they need to take a break ... even if you do not believe in Christmas .. i think it is time to spend some quality time with your family


12/26/2013 08:32 am

This Bad My domain from bad to worse

Hate fake niggaz

12/26/2013 12:44 pm

Only a paid tool like Barry would consider "helping" having your traffic destryoed by Google. FU Barry!! I'm tired of your BS and nonsense. I know you make a fortune, directly and indirectly by being a Google ass-kisser but the average webmaster and small business has been virtually destroyed by Google. So once again, FU, your interests aren't ours. Yeah Google is really helping us with those useless videos and advice. It's doing us so much good with traffic 80%-90% down, unless you advertise. If Barry was alive during WWII you would have been a Jüdischer Ordnungsdienst member, that's how much integrity he has.

Barry Schwartz

12/26/2013 12:46 pm

I am going to leave this comment here for all to see. You have serious issues and should go seek help.

Fat Bastid

12/26/2013 12:47 pm

Matt's religion is lying (and eating donuts apparently). Saw him recently and boy has he ballooned.


12/26/2013 12:54 pm

That's probably the most ridiculous 'I hate Barry' post I have seen on here... ...and those who upvote as 'guests', that's real classy, folks.

Barry Schwartz

12/26/2013 01:00 pm

Jews and Muslims have other holidays they can spend time with their families, you know. :)


12/26/2013 01:26 pm

You should delete it Barry. The guy is clearly a tool of the first order.

Hate fake niggaz

12/26/2013 01:28 pm

Yeah you Judenrat, Google and Scrooglers are helping us webmasters, really helping us. Have you asked average webmasters about their traffic compared to 2-3 years ago and have you seen google's ad clicks? So, really Barry, FU and your pro-Google propaganda site.


12/26/2013 01:29 pm

they fighting amazon spam or only spam of small webmasters??? i think what only spam of defenseless webmasters, because high authority spam is extremely common now, but google not care like usual. rules only for small guys. So, google on christmas fighting with amazon spam (50+1 site) or not or one-day penalty for amazon?

Barry Schwartz

12/26/2013 01:29 pm

Of course I do, many sites are hit hard by Google. But you guys sit on your hands and complain. Do something about it.


12/26/2013 01:32 pm

google not care about quality, they care only about $$$. their "organic" serp show it clearly. But Barry is nice guy, him actually talking many times on topics not good or painful for google. Just people need to understand what google need our traffic (and cheating us and web searchers talking them what they are real search engine), all other their songs about good content is just fairy tales (they even never explained what is it and not have providen any examples). Also that what we getting from MC - it thin and hollow content, I still unsure why him not see panda when sleeping.

Alexander Hemedinger

12/26/2013 04:16 pm

Agreed, just cause Google updates doesn't mean you just "let it ride". Work your ass off and keep up to date on the things that benefit us all. Sheesh....

josh bachynski (SEO)

12/26/2013 07:16 pm

1) Barry is not at all a google apologizer and has criticized google numerous times and publicly stated how he feels bad for webmasters hit by their rather draconic algos 2) your racist rant is in rather poor taste - PLEASE DO NOT COMPARE AN INNOCENT MAN in SEO to accessories to murder in a war torn state 3) I find it funny how Zineb has this cult following - she is actually cute!

Gracious Store

12/27/2013 03:25 am

You mean there are webmasters and Googlers who never gave themselves a break even on Christmas day?

Jitendra Vaswani

12/27/2013 08:54 am

Why are you against him

Jitendra Vaswani

12/27/2013 08:55 am

I agree with you in some cases it is true

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