Types of Google Spam
1- Pure Spam Website (or Blog) – This are the blogs and websites that is using any or all below techniques
- Automatic Generated Content
- Scrapped content from other websites
- Violating Google’s Webmaster Guidelines
2- Hidden Text or Keyword Stuffing – If you are using hidden text or Keyword stuffing to rank your page high in SERP then you can be penalize for it.
Note1: – Hidden Text means, having text with a font color that is same as background color.
Note2: – Keyword Stuffing means overloading your article with keywords unnecessarily and unnaturally.
3- User Generated Spams – This was new for me; This kind of content usually found on
- Comment Section of your blog/website
- Guestbook Page
- User Profile Page
4- Parked Domain – Domain with almost no value or zero value added content. Google usually don’t include these in search results.
5- Blog/Sites with Thin Content – Sites that doesn’t have any value added content will consider as thin content sites. Below characteristics are example of thin content
- Copied Content
- Page with lots of ads and Affiliate Links
- Cookie Cutter Site
- Automatically Generated/Scrapped Content
6- Unnatural Incoming Links – If your website has unnatural incoming links from susceptive sites than your blog/site may consider as spam sites. Google consider this as buying incoming links for the sole purpose of getting page Rank Juice.
7- Sites hosted on Free Hosting Provider – If your blog is hosted on a free hosting provider or Dynamic DNS provider that has lots of spammy content sites and blog hosted then your blog/site will be considered as spam blog/sites.
Note: – Avoid Free Hosting Provider if you are in serious online business
8- Cloaking or unnatural Redirects- Sites that are involved in cloaking (Displaying different content to Human and Search Engine bots) or redirecting user to a totally different page than saw in search result will be considered as spam.
9- Hacked Sites- Sites that has been hacked or infected by malware will be considered as spam. You need to clean your infected site/blog and then raise a reconsideration request to Google Support.
10- Unnatural Outgoing Links- If your site is providing paid outgoing links than Google will consider your site as spam. Buy/Sell link for the sole purpose of passing or getting Link Juice to improve PR and Ranking in SERP is against Google Webmaster Guidelines.
Avoid above activities otherwise your blog could be ban or penalize from Google. Be natural and play a fair game.