At SMX West last week Tiffany Oberoi from Google shared that Google has sent over 700,000 messages to webmasters via Google Webmaster Tools in January and February 2012. That is more than the total number of messages Google sent in 2011 and almost more than what Google has sent since launching Google Webmaster Tools message center.
Google told us, this number includes both manual and automated messages but does not include messages such as malware notifications, responses to generic reconsideration requests, or generic responses to the more feedback form.
As you can see from the chart below, Google has seriously stepped up the one-on-one communication with webmasters with this tool. If they keep this rate up, Google will send almost 5 million messages to individual webmasters over the course of 2012. I guess Google figured out a way to scale these messages.
I do not know the rate of manual versus automated messages that make up the 700,000 figure.
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