I have to say I am completely shocked by the results of a poll I ran a few weeks ago asking would you report search spammers to Google.
Three years ago, we ran a similar poll, soon after Google began pushing SEOs and others to report spam to them, where less than 30% would report spam to Google. I totally expected the poll to reverse, where 70% would say they would report spam to Google. I was wrong.
That number only jumped up by 6-7 points, where 36% said they would now report spam to Google. 60% said they would not report spam to Google.
I am really all for an industry standing behind each other - so I am a bit happy to see this, to be honest. Loyalty is good to see. Of course, if this was illegal, that would be a different story. I would hope if I ran another poll asking if you would report hacked sites, 100% of you would say yes. Take our poll on that question over here.
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Note: This story was written earlier this week and scheduled to be published today.