Google Speaking The Spam Language
Matt Cutts announced last week that Google will take a closer look at web pages in languages besides English, and woe be unto those who run afoul of Google’s quality guidelines, available in several languages.
Cutts has no patience for spammers trying to game their way to the top of Google’s search results. “In 2006, I expect Google to pay a lot more attention to spam in other languages, whether it be German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, or any other language,” he wrote in his post.
He provided a look at automobile.de, a site that does more stuffing than Stove Top sells around Thanksgiving. Calling that site’s pages keyword-stuffed doorways understates the problem, but Cutts does offer them a second chance:
If Cutts says Google is going to look at non-English sites more closely for nasty tricksy SEO, it’s going to happen. He urges site publishers to look over their sites and fix problems now, before a dreaded ban from Google happens:
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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.