JoyHawkins

Administrator
Administrator
LocalU Faculty
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
3,719
Not sure if you guys caught this article by Google but it looks like they definitely are making some impressive efforts to fight spam on the organic front.

It's also interesting to see that they actually act on 65% of the spam reports that were sent in by users. I have submitted only a couple of those in the past and often wondered if anyone even looked at them.

I also thought it was great that they gave a shout-out to their Top Contributors.

I made a comment on the article and asked them to focus on GMB next :p
 
Joined
Oct 25, 2013
Messages
752
Thanks for the share Joy! I need to add that to my feedly feed...

seeing those numbers, I can see why it can take them a little while to check the spam reports. Nearly half a million is a whole lot of spam to wade through.
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,313
Thanks for the share Joy!

I made a comment on the article and asked them to focus on GMB next :p
Ya Mike made a comment to Matt Cutts on Twitter, regarding the issue.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Local seems worse and more spammy <a href="https://t.co/G7ndQt8jJZ">https://t.co/G7ndQt8jJZ</a></p>— Mike Blumenthal (@mblumenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/mblumenthal/status/727483197483786240">May 3, 2016</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest
Subscribe/Unsubscribe

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...

  Local University Guide

Google Product Exert


Top