Even When Former Googlers Reports Spam, It Takes A Long Time To Be Removed

Apr 12, 2016 - 8:30 am 18 by

Handcuffs2 Google 1200

Last week, I spotted former Googler Natalie Glance, who worked at Google as an Engineering Manager for almost 8 years, post on Google+ about spam in the Google search results.

Her former colleague, Todd Underwood from Google, said "I'll file it" on April 6th. I assume he did but when you look, the duplicate listings in the search results still exist for the query.

Search for [learn spanish] and the top two lead to the same site and company:

Google Spam Report From Googler

The template is slightly changed, the URL is different, but the same company, with similar content.

Former Googler, Natalie Glance said on Google+:

To my Google friends:

The top two results for "learn spanish" have different domains, but point to the same page. Also, they look pretty spammy, based on search results for "learnspanish.com" and "studyspanish.com".

Still an issue today, a week later.

Forum discussion at Google+.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews, Google Maps Exploit, Ads, Applebot - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 24, 2024

Jun 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Ads

Google Ads To Bring Automatically Created Assets To Ad Level?

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Perspectives Can Show Instagram Posts

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousel Guidance On How To Markup Multiple Items On Category Pages

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Maps

Google Using AI Overviews On Business Profiles Local Listings

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: When You Should Fix Pages 404 Status Codes

Jun 24, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Would Google Launch Penguin 4.0 With Gary Illyes & John Mueller On Vacation?