Official Google information: typical manual webspam actions explained

In addition to Google’s manual webspam action viewer, Google has created seven videos that explain the most common manual action notifications. If your website has a manual penalty, the videos can help you to get the penalty lifted.

1. User generated spam

Matt Cutts explains what it means if your site has a manual action for “User-generated spam” and what you can do to fix it:

2. Hidden text and keyword stuffing

Matt Cutts and Nelson explain what it means if your site has a manual action labeled as “Hidden text and/or keyword stuffing” and what you can do to fix it:

3. Pure spam (the vast majority of manual penalties)

Matt Cutts explains what it means if your site has a manual action labeled as “Pure spam” and what you can do to fix it:

4. Thin content with little or no added value

Matt Cutts explains what it means if your site has a manual action labeled as “Thin content with little or no added value” and what you can do to fix it:

5. Unnatural links to your website

Matt Cutts and Alex explain what it means if your site has a manual action labeled as “Unnatural links to your site” and what you can do to fix it:

Matt Cutts explains what it means if your site has a manual action labeled as “Unnatural links to your site—impacts links” and what you can do to fix it:

6. Unnatural links from your website

Matt Cutts and Sandy explain what it means if your site has a manual action labeled as “Unnatural links from your site” and what you can do to fix it:

As explained in our previous blog posts: if you do not try to cheat Google, you don’t have to worry about Google penalties. Use safe SEO methods that play by the rules and your website will get high rankings that last.

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Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".

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