Web Spam Archive Tool Saves Google’s Live Spam For More Than Just Recent Results

One of the more interesting aspects of Google’s recently released “How Search Works” interactive infographic were the live examples of spam that were recently removed. The features allows users to see live spam that was recently removed (once they clicked through the disclaimer that offensive material may be included.)

Just 4 days later our own RustyBrick (the company of our very own Barry Schwartz) has released a Web Spam Archive Replay tool that aggregates and saves the spam examples. Google appears to only provide 48 examples at a time, but this  tool allows users to flip through more than 2222 examples.


Additionally the Web Spam Archive Replay Tool tool shows the URL marked as spam, the page title, the description snippet and the time removed. RustyBrick’s tool is a free source for those that get their kicks seeing what Google kicks out of it’s index.

Update: Users can also do a search to see if their website has ever showed up in the Google Live Spam Results with the search tool:


For more see the free tool on RustyBrick.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Features: Analysis | Google | Google: SEO | SEO: Spamming | Top News


About The Author: Greg Finn is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that provides world-clasee social media and search marketing services and web & application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 10+ years and specializes in Digital Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • http://www.v2interactive.net/ Josh

    Is it possible that some of those sites removed from Google’s index are simply expired sites and/or moved pages?

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz
  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    No. These are pages someone at Google manually removes.

  • http://www.v2interactive.net/ Josh

    Interesting. Thanks for the response. No way of finding out a more clearer reason of why they were removed, huh?

  • http://steveplunkett.com @steveplunkett

    hmmm…should that be private info? i guess the reporting or the keyword, (though some are obvious).. someone could figure out what is being done?

  • http://www.rustybrick.com/barry Barry Schwartz

    What should be private?

  • Durant Imboden

    I think I’d be ready for an anti-depressant if I looked through all 2,222 examples of deleted spam. Even Google’s 48 examples at a time are more than I can take.

  • Harsh Bawa

    First of all, I really liked the Google infographic and it really give some insight about how they detect spam and other stuff..

    I have been playing around with the rusty brick tool for last one hour and I would say I am really impressed by the amount of results it can display.

    Nice Blog and keep up the good work.

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    Google gives no reason for each case, but if you follow the link Barry gave google gives generic reasons for manual removals by the google spam team.

    P.S. Barry it looks like you have a hater in this thread as someone has down voted all your replies for some reason?!

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    Should what be private info? The tool from Barry simply shows an archive from what google is publicly sharing along with some basic information which anyone could find anyway, so I’m not quite sure what – or why – you think this information should be kept private?

    Maybe your site’s’ in the list and you don’t want people to know?

    Either way, I think this is a great tool for people to see a wide range of real life examples of spam pages which the human anti spam team removes! And the search feature is a great addition to the tool and will likely be used by many people if they notice a page suddenly drops from google.

    Great tool Barry, thanks for taking the time to produce it and share it with us all for free :)

  • http://www.swaransoft.com/ Michael Smith

    nice tool but i want to know is this the right tool to check weather my site is spam or not.

  • http://babypickel.com/vincenzo.html Chenzo

    RustyBrick – up to your old trick again ;o)

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    Right there with you. 48 sites is more than enough to make me cringe. It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure I’ll hear from a site owner that says their site doesn’t look like the ones Google flagged (which clearly means their site is perfect) so why was it penalized?

  • http://www.v2interactive.net/ Josh

    Aw, they skipped me. Boo. I want some hate :P

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