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Google Grateful For Your Webspam And Paid Links Reports

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Give yourselves a hand, folks.  In Google’s fight against webspam and paid links, you’ve apparently played an important role, and in the future, the company’s hoping you’ll participate even more.

Remember those webspam and paid links reporting options in the Webmaster Help Group?  They’re not black holes.

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On the Webmaster Central Blog, Google’s Reid Yokoyama instead reveals, "Over the last year, users have submitted thousands and thousands of paid link reports to Google . . . .  These reports are actively reviewed, and the feedback is invaluable to improve our search algorithms.  We also are willing to take manual action on a significant fraction of paid link reports as we continue to improve our algorithms."

All in all, "[T]he hard work of users who have already reported paid links has helped improve the quality of our index for millions."

A similar story has formed around the topic of webspam, with users’ reports being responsible for at least some of the 450-plus improvements made to Google’s algorithms last year.

It’s too bad the company’s not offering shares of stock or cash in return, but by documenting problems, it looks like you’re making genuine contributions to Google and its search community.

Google Grateful For Your Webspam And Paid Links Reports
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  • http://www.snelhypotheekberekenen.nl hypotheek berekenen

    With thousands and thousands of reported paid links, in my opinion, they haven’t even got 0,0001% of the paid links around the web.

  • http://www.basementsystems.com Basement Waterproofer

    We’re in a small niche in the basement waterproofing industry, and have competitors doing a lot of link buying.  Are we too small for Google to look at?

  • http://www.articlesnatch.com/myarticles/Cristian-Stan/38336 Cristian Stan

    Let’s all report our competitors instead of doing something to improve our website and rankings. go Google go..

  • http://www.expertarticles.com/?act=28&searchby=byauthor&cat=0&q=Cristian%20Stan CristianStan

    I would never rat on my competitor !

    How low is from Google to make us rat on each other because they can’t do their job? No thanks grandmaster G

  • http://www.kredietcrisis.jouwpagina.nl Kredietcrisis

    I think Google shouldnt hunt those paid links, its just how business goes.

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