Google Says “Snag” Has Taken Manual Spam Actions Viewer Offline

google-webmaster-tools-logoIf you’re not seeing the “Manual Actions” feature in Google Webmaster Tools, you’re not alone. Many webmasters have taken to Twitter and other social networks to say that the link has been removed from their accounts, and Google has updated its original announcement to say that a “snag” will delay full launch for a couple days:

Unfortunately we’ve hit a snag during our feature deployment, so it will be another couple days before the feature is available to everyone. We will post another update once the feature is fully rolled out.

The Manual Actions viewer is a tool that lets webmasters do a live-check against Google’s internal systems and find out if their site has been the subject of a manual spam penalty. Google also released a number of videos related to the types of penalties the tool identifies. You can read more about the tool and those videos in our coverage from yesterday:

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  •!/kmadhav Sourabh Rana

    yes, it is removed from google webmaster tools. I was surprised today morning that that message was not showing. Good read this news that I am not alone :)

  • lauren123

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  • Nathaniel Bailey

    Not sure if it was removed from our accounts as it was there Friday and is there now, so might be worth people taking a look again to see if its back :)

    We have a link warning for one client about a single page
    “Unnatural links to your site—impacts links
    Google has detected a pattern of unnatural artificial, deceptive, or
    manipulative links pointing to pages on this site. Some links may be
    outside of the webmaster’s control, so for this incident we are taking
    targeted action on the unnatural links instead of on the site’s ranking
    as a whole.”

    It also gives an example url (a random directory), so its a little helpful as we know we need to check our link profile for the page/category which said directory links to, but it only gives one example link. So does that mean its just the one link causing the problem or more?

  • Patrick Coombe

    I wonder if the snag was political, technical, usage related or other

  • Harrison

    Is there any word on when this will come back? A site got hit with one of these actions and I have no clue which links they’re talking about…we’ve literally never participated in any of the actions they are accusing us of.

  • Matt McGee

    I see it now — under the Search Traffic tab. You not seeing it, Harrison?

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