Do You Report Search Spammers To Google?

May 12, 2011 • 8:19 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search & Web SEO Spam

SpamJust over three years ago, we polled you asking do you report competitors via spam reports to Google? And the results were that most do not report spam to Google.

But that was a different time. Three years later, I'd be surprised to see 70% of our industry claim to not report competitors for spamming Google's index in order to benefit their own sites.

Since Matt McGee created a discussion on this topic at Sphinn asking that question, I'd figure we run the poll again.

Do you report search spammers, including competitors, to Google's spam report?

Forum discussion at Sphinn.

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05/12/2011 01:14 pm

Hell yes!, with the Panda change there are a lot spammers easily fooling rankings on Google creating spam and scraping content everyday. It sucks!

Glenn Ferrell

05/12/2011 01:44 pm

Altho I thought I knew what actions constitute "Spam", it is nice to see Google make that clear so that we all have the same picture in our minds. Per Google's spam report, it is: - Hidden text or links - Misleading or repeated words - Page does not match Google's description - Cloaked page - Deceptive redirects - Doorway pages - Duplicate site or pages I have to admit that altho a lot of this really tics me off, I haven't reported anyone yet... but now that I have the link .. :)


05/12/2011 11:51 pm

I am curious - has anyone ever seen any effect in reporting someone to Google, seems only the NY Times are capable of getting Google to move on infringements?


05/13/2011 02:58 pm

Reporting spam to google is like expecting someone from facebook to address your concerns.. Bottomline.. don't waste your time!


08/20/2011 01:15 am

I report all the spam that I find on the web and hope that more people do in the future. I wonder what the search engines could do to encourage more to do so?

Iam Correct

06/05/2012 09:22 am

You'd better darn well believe I do. If I'm playing by the rules, I'm not going to sit around and let a cheat make more money than me. If I'm going to lose I'm going to do so to a worthy competitor who is simply better than I am at playing the game according to the rules.

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