Today, Matt Cutts (Head of Google Webspam team) announced improvements to Google’s spam reporting form, saying via Twitter: “We just released the biggest refresh of our spam report form in, oh, say 10 years”: http://t.co/ty2MxmN
There are a lot of forms for reporting various types of webspam to Google now. Hopefully these tools will help to reduce the amount of webspam out there, and with Google’s excellent track record, we should see some good results.
We’ll assume that any reports that are made receive human review before blacklisting/filtering, so that false reports (e.g. competitive harassment) are quickly culled. If your company experiences unjustified filtering (as judged by industry-sanctioned practices) by any of the new web filtering tools in practice today, however, we’d like to know about it. We, like most of you, would like to see spam filtering perfected to the point that true spam is filtered but legitimate email and web traffic is not filtered.