Google's Matt Cutts: Almost All Penalties Are For Quality Violations

Mar 28, 2014 • 8:10 am | comments (13) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

google webmaster toolsThe other day, Steve Plunkett asked Matt Cutts of Google, what percentage of penalties/filters are based on violations of Google's Quality Guidelines versus technology issues or bugs on the webmaster side?

Here is Steve's question as he posed it to Matt:

Matt Cutts responded that "almost all for quality violations." Matt added that "violations of tech guidelines typically just result in those pages being pruned" instead.

Here is Matt's tweet:

I don't think this comes to any as a surprise but good to have in writing.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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