What Does Google Consider to Be Content Spam?

Probably the most important one is one that you will find everywhere on the net, it is comprised of most of the so called ‘SEO writers’ who write blogs and pages supposedly designed to ‘get rankings’, it has zero or very little actual information or education value to the reader.

How To Tell If You Are Writing Spam

Thin content with little or no added value

Site appears to consist of low-quality or shallow pages which do not provide users with much added value (such as thin affiliate pages, doorway pages, cookie-cutter sites, automatically generated content, or copied content).

Cloaking and/or sneaky redirects

Site appears to be cloaking (displaying different content to human users than is shown to search engines) or redirecting users to a different page than Google saw.

Hacked site

Some pages on this site may have been hacked by a third party to display spammy content or links. Website owners should take immediate action to clean their sites and fix any security vulnerabilities.

Hidden text and/or keyword stuffing

Some of the pages may contain hidden text and/or keyword stuffing.

Parked domains

Parked domains are placeholder sites with little unique content, so Google doesn’t typically include them in search results.

Unnatural links from a site

Google detected a pattern of unnatural, artificial, deceptive or manipulative outbound links on this site. This may be the result of selling links that pass PageRank or participating in link schemes.

Unnatural links to a site

Google has detected a pattern of unnatural artificial, deceptive or manipulative links pointing to the site. These may be the result of buying links that pass PageRank or participating in link schemes.

User-generated spam

Site appears to contain spammy user-generated content. The problematic content may appear on forum pages, guestbook pages, or user profiles.

Pure spam

Site appears to use aggressive spam techniques such as automatically generated gibberish, cloaking, scraping content from other websites, and/or repeated or egregious violations of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.

Spammy free hosts and dynamic DNS providers

Site is hosted by a free hosting service or dynamic DNS provider that has a significant fraction of spammy content.

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On 7th March 2013  /   SEO & Google Ranking, Tips From Our Team  /   2 Comments


  1. Google is now being stricter by taking manual actions against the websites which are flagged as pure spam. Google is doing right thing from the user point of view because People come to the search engine to find something or to search information but what if they don’t get the information they were searching for, it is quite frustrating. Google should take those actions so that we can get spam free and quality search.

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