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Does Google use a set standard for manually removing webspam?

How does Google judge webspam?

If you are like most webmasters out there worried about how Google perceive the quality of your web content then you are probably wondering about one thing. How does the search engine’s manual webspam team come to a decision on whether to call a particular website spammy or not? Is there a set standard or do they simply make such decisions “at a glance” as many have come to suspect?

The answer to such questions is certainly important for webmasters especially when their SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) efforts are on the line. Well if that sounds pretty much like you then you might want to check out the webmaster help video featured above.

The manual webspam process

As Google webmaster Matt Cutts explained in the video, everyone on manual web spam team do abide by certain set standards in reviewing websites for possible web spam violations. Although Matt didn’t mention any  undergo required training and apprenticeship programs in order to get their job done right. A lot of webmasters might think that these people can dismiss websites as spammy on a whim simply because it looks bad or the content doesn’t appeal to them but Matt reassures that it is certainly not the case.

Now Google is said to be a firm believer of the saying “I might not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death, your right to say it”. Some webmasters might be critical of the search engine but that is not wh     at gets websites banned and removed from the search engine, engaging in spam and other unscrupulous SEO practices will.

Google’s entire effort against webspam is to ensure the best possible search results for users. One that is useful, relevant and informative. As long as webmasters keep such a goal in mind and set their efforts on the same page, Matt reckons that webmasters don’t have anything to worry about.

What are your own thoughts about Google’s manual webspam process?

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