Submitting a Spam Report? Make It a Good One!


Juan Felipe Rincon of Google spoke about spam reports at SMX West this week. Here's a few tidbits in case you didn't know, courtesy of The SEM Post:

  1. If you submit your report via Search Console, you'll receive confirmation that it was submitted and received.
  2. Google prioritizes spam reports from users who have a history of submitting good reports of actual spam.

In other words, if your spam reports are actually about spam then Google will remember your history and prioritize your reports. You become a "trusted source."

Makes sense, right? But does that mean that people who repeatedly submit bogus or basically pointless spam reports get a lower priority? Rincon wasn't clear about that.