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Spam Detection

  1. Google Webmaster Tools Now Highlights Security Issues

    Last week at Pubcon, Google's Matt Cutts said that Google was working on the next generation of hacked site detection during his keynote. The new Security Issues area will list sites and pages that Google believes has been hacked with malware or spam.

  2. Matt Cutts on SEO, PageRank, Spam & the Future of Google Search at Pubcon Las Vegas

    They are also working on the next generation of hacked site detection, where Cutts said he is not talking about ordinary blackhat, but “go to prison blackhat. Cutts said that when spammers are posting about wanting to do him bodily harm, he knows...

  3. Recovering from Penalties, Penguin, and Panda

    Penguin is an algorithmic detection, so you likely won't have any messages in Webmaster Tools or manual actions listed. User generated spam like un-moderated comments could also trigger a manual action.

  4. Matt Cutts Talks SEO for Google: 9 Things You Should Expect This Summer

    They want to roll out a next generation of hacked detection, as well as being able to notify webmasters better. The latest Google Webmaster video features Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts talking about what webmasters can expect to see in the next...

  5. Too Little SEO? Some Characteristics of an Under Optimized Website

    Such updates and events include Panda, the notice of death detection and a Penguin web spam algorithmic update. In the past few months Google has really upped the game in terms of manually and algorithmically adjusting for what they deem to be...

  6. Search Engine Algorithm Research & Testing

    The detection of spam either makes certain efforts less effective or damages a site entirely. The certainty with which spam is seen as intentional creates a sliding slope. Because change is a factor in itself, it’s nearly impossible to test a...

  7. Panda, Google's High Quality Sites Algorithm, Officially Adopts User Feedback As Search Signal

    So, essentially, a "high confidence situation" is one in which user signals match or overlap with the new low-quality site detection algorithm. If Google's battle to maintain search quality is essentially based on a user panel, then it highlights...