Google just dropped some news that has us all buzzing. They've launched a fresh tool to make reporting those pesky low-quality, spammy, or downright deceptive webpages easier than ever before.
And we're here to break down the details for you.
This new reporting tool is a big leap from the 'Search Essentials' rolled out by Google back in October 2022. These 'Essentials' gave us some much-needed clarity on Google's quality-first policies.
But, our web journey doesn't stop there. Now, Google has made it simpler for us to lend a hand and report quality issues.
Google isn't just gunning for spammy webpages. It's also targeting sites that deliver a poor user experience or try to game the system in other ways.
So, whether it's a webpage full of spam, one engaging in shady link buying, or a site teeming with harmful content, Google wants to hear about it. Even better, you can submit up to five rule-breaking pages in one report, thanks to the new bulk submission feature.
Google wants to know exactly what's wrong with these low-quality pages, so it's made its feedback form super easy to use.
You can select a category and even a subcategory to describe the problem.
And if you're unsure, the form has a handy help page explaining the ins and outs of various quality issues.
Even if you're not certain about the problem category, Google's got you covered. Simply select the "Not sure" option and fill in the comment section with as many details as possible.
After you've submitted your report, Google sends you a confirmation email. This isn't just an acknowledgement—it also contains helpful links to Google's quality policies and a support forum.
Google's latest step towards a better web experience reinforces its ongoing commitment to quality search results.
Now, when you run into a low-quality, spammy, or deceptive webpage, you've got a straightforward way to report it. So let's play our part in cleaning up the web and ensuring a better user experience for everyone. Read more about Reporting Search Quality Issues.
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