A week ago, Google published an article titled Prevent certain parts of your website from being misused by spamThe proposal is not far from the proposal issued by the company 2017. So why publish this new proposal again? I asked John Mueller of Google whether we can expect to increase law enforcement through manual operations, but I did not really receive a response.
Remember, Google keeps sending Less and less manual operations Over the years, despite the increasing amount of spam on the Internet. Maybe Google will solve most user-generated content problems through algorithms? Maybe Google has already done this.But what we know now is that Google just published an article titled Prevent certain parts of your website from being misused by spam.
I asked Google bluntly, is this some kind of warning? Are they reminding us, will Google crack down on these behaviors?
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) May 27, 2021
I asked again and John said he would investigate:
I will check:)
-🍌John (@JohnMu) May 27, 2021
John said this is not new 🙂
These are not new manual operations. Sometimes we just notice that certain types of spam are popular again, and then it’s good to help people provide more detailed information. Sites abused by spammers are very annoying :-/
-🍌John (@JohnMu) May 28, 2021
So yes, I know, but still:
Last time I reported on one of these types of posts and said that Google may warn us that manual operations will cause some problems, you said no. This will not happen. Try to be proactive in some of my reports.
— Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) May 28, 2021
In any case, I am now a little worried that you might see a proliferation of algorithms or manual operations surrounding UGC-related issues. Therefore, be sure to follow the steps outlined by Google in their blog post, which is good practice anyway.
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