Google Spam Algorithm Update 2022 Now Happening In December

Google Developers has released its latest algorithm anti-spam update as of December 14, 2022, and is currently rolling out. According to Google, this update is designed to track links that are purchased and penalize websites/pages that are specifically designed to manipulate the search algorithm.  

Google’s new AI called Spambrain is the leading tool behind this update. According to the website, Google can detect spammers and low-quality websites with shocking accuracy

Google Spam Algorithm Update 2022 Now Happening In December 3

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If your or your client’s sites have purchased links in the past there is a concern your website can be affected by this update. Google has very clear rules in their terms of service about manipulative, spammy or purchased links that are strictly against the guidelines

If you have used or an SEO agency used these types of links here is a tutorial on how to get these links removed.  

Spam links can be a nuisance for website owners and can negatively impact the search engine rankings of a website. If you suspect that your website has received spam links, you can take steps to remove them and disavow them to protect your website’s reputation.

Here is a tutorial on how to remove spam links and disavow them:

  1. Identify spam links: The first step is to identify the spam links pointing to your website. You can use tools such as Google Search Console or Ahrefs to identify the links pointing to your website.

  2. Attempt to remove the spam links: Once you have identified the spam links, you should try to remove them by contacting the website owner and asking them to remove the link. If the website owner is unresponsive or unwilling to remove the link, you can try using the “outreach” method to request the removal of the link. This involves sending a friendly and professional email to the website owner explaining the issue and asking them to remove the link.

  3. Use the disavow tool: If you are unable to remove the spam links, you can use the disavow tool provided by Google to signal to the search engine that you do not want certain links to be taken into account when evaluating your website. To use the disavow tool, you will need to create a list of the spam links and submit it to Google through the tool.

  4. Monitor your website’s links: It is important to regularly monitor the links pointing to your website to ensure that you do not receive any new spam links. You can use tools such as Google Search Console or Ahrefs to monitor the links pointing to your website and take appropriate action if you discover any new spam links.

By following these steps, you can effectively remove spam links and disavow them to protect your website’s reputation and search engine rankings.

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