Juan Felipe Rincon, the global search outreach lead of Google has shared some updated metrics on Google’s spam-preventive measures over the past year. Compared to last year, Google about 3 million fewer manual action notices this year.
Last year, Google said that it had sent 9 million web spam notices through Google Search Console. That number dropped this year to “6 million manual action messages to webmasters about practices we identified that were against our guidelines,” Google wrote. Back in 2016, that metric was closer to 4 million notifications related to search spam.
There are some other data points about the company’s webmaster efforts over the last year:
Here are some other data points about Google’s webmaster efforts over the past year:
- Google produced over 250+ webmaster meetups and office hours around the world.
- Those meetups and office hours reached more than 220,000 website owners.
- Google sent over 45 million notifications to registered website owners alerting them to possible problems with their websites which could affect their appearance in search.
- Google sent about 6 million manual action messages to webmasters about practices they identified that were against their guidelines, along with information on how to resolve the issue.
- Google was able to detect and remove more than 80 percent of compromised and hacked sites from search results.
- Google took action on about 90,000 user reports of search spam submitted through their spam reporting tools.
If you’d like more details, check out the Google blog post.