Google Wants Your Help to Reduce Webspam

    June 30, 2010
    Chris Crum

If you have any suggestions for Google’s webspam team, now is the time to make them. Google’s Matt Cutts, who leads the team, has called for suggestions for webspam projects for the year in a post on his personal blog.

"About a year and a half ago, I asked for suggestions for webspam projects for 2009," says Cutts. "The feedback that we got was extremely helpful. It’s almost exactly the middle of 2010, so it seemed like a good time to ask again: what projects do you think webspam should work on in 2010 and beyond?"

Matt Cutts Calls for Webspam battle suggestionsCutts is taking suggestions in the Google+Reader#respond”>comments section of that blog post. From the sound of things, this could really make an impact on Google’s approach, so if you have any good ideas, don’t be shy about sharing them.

Last year Matt got over 300 suggestions, and I’d expect a similar number this time, which is all the more reason to make yours stand out by offering some thoughtful insight.

Cutts does note that he doesn’t want people to call out individual sites or much discussion in the comments – just your idea of what Google should work on to decrease webspam.


Chris Crum
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