Google Releases Seven Videos On Typical Manual Spam Actions

google-webmaster-tools-youtubeEarlier today, Google launched manual spam actions to Google Webmaster Tools where you can see if your site currently has a manual spam action.

To help those who have received some of these manual action notifications, Google created seven videos for the most common manual action notifications. The videos include user-generated spam, hidden text and/or keyword stuffing, pure spam, thin content with little or no added value video, unnatural Links to site video, unnatural links from your site and unnatural Links to site – impacts links.

I’ve watched the videos and Google, mostly Matt Cutts, does a very good job giving examples of the types of sites or actions that are affected by these manual penalties. They give examples of the sites or pages that may be impacted by the penalty and even sometime offering the chances of recovering from such a penalty. Then Google goes onto how to resolve the issue so that you can submit a reconsideration request. You most likely can learn from watching these videos.

Here are the videos:

User-generated spam video:

Hidden text and/or keyword stuffing video:

Pure spam video:

Thin content with little or no added value video:

Unnatural Links to site video:

Unnatural links from your site video:

Unnatural Links to site – impacts links vide:

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  • Max Minzer

    There are 7 total that were published. This one is missing here:

  • Pat Grady

    I think there were 8 total, you missed this one:

  • Barry Schwartz

    thanks, fixed.

  • Gridlock

    The Tonight Show with Matt Cutts

    Ya heard it here first…

  • jitendra vaswani

    Tonight I will be with matt cutts videos. Surely gonna see some great update

  • virginia

    The change sounds great. We are not seeing this yet in Australia though. However, have just seen the snag post so perhaps that is part of it?

  • Patrick Coombe

    no, this one is relating to the new penalty just released August 12th, 2013.

  • Ashish Ahuja

    google more and more reminds me of novel 1984 where “Big Brother” decided how everybody should live

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