Google sent 45M Search Console Notifications, took 3M Fewer Manual Actions this Year

This year, Google manual actions are down 3 million, compared to last year’s activities, while the company sent 45 million Search Console notifications…

Dominant search giant Google has released some interested data on its official blog, The Keyword. Juan Felipe Rincon, the global search outreach leader, shared a few key updates on the company’s spam prevention.

Google Manual Actions Down Year-over-Year

Perhaps the most interesting figure is its manual actions. The company sent 3 million less this year than last, a sign webmasters are indeed more compliant. Last year, Google sent 9 million web spam notices. This year, the amount is down to 6 million, signalling progress. However, this is more than in 2016, when the search engine sent about 4 million spam notifications.

Moreover, Google sent “over 45 million notifications to registered website owners alerting them to possible problems with their websites which could affect their appearance in search.” But, these are not all the same. Only 6 million were actually spam-related.

Here are some more useful data points about the latest Google webmaster efforts:

  • The company supported more than 250 webmaster meetups and hours globally.
  • Meetups and office hours reached over 220,000 websites.
  • Google sent over 45 million search-appearance problem alerts.
  • The company sent approximately 6 million manual actions messages for violating its guidelines.
  • Google identified and removed more than 80 percent of compromised and hacked sites from its search results.
  • Google actually took action over 90,000 user-reported spam notifications. 

Read more about Google’s actions here.

Owen E. Richason IV

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