Google has rolled out the spam algorithm update for October 2022.
It has been 11 months since the last spam update. Google has rolled out another spam update and has said it will take a few days to complete the update. Google announced the release of the new update on Oct 19 on Twitter.
Today we released the October 2022 spam update. Find out more about spam updates at https://t.co/XthD5GF06M . We’ll update our ranking release history page when the rollout is complete: https://t.co/sQ5COfvo3J
— Google Search Central (@googlesearchc) October 19, 2022
According to Google, this new algorithm update will affect search results all over the world and in all languages. To remove spam, low-quality, and undesired content and to maintain the quality of search results, Google rolls out new updates every once in a while. By launching these updates, Google advances its automated systems that continuously catch out spam content in search results while running in the background.
Google has a very precise definition of spam, and according to the definition, spam mainly includes low-quality websites that pretend to provide information about a topic but are targeted to mislead users and trick them into installing malicious software on their devices or providing personal information that can be used for fraudulent activities.
So, without knowing what spam is—according to Google’s definition—the odds of being liable to spam are low. You don’t have to worry about the Spam Update of October 2022 if you are familiar with the recent Google Search Essentials update, previously known as Google Webmaster Guidelines.
Read more: GOOGLE SEARCH ESSENTIAL IS HERE
Although web pages with thin and shallow content can be considered unsolicited or spam, they do not meet the definition of spam, according to Google. Google’s helpful content algorithm will most reasonably target this type of junky and shallow content. Spam updates target attackers who steal user data and personal information by trying to rank higher in the results by pretending to be reliable and relevant pages.
When the spam update strikes a site, the site is usually ranked lower in search results or can also be removed from Google’s index. It is essential that you should follow Google Search Essentials to prevent your site from getting ranked lower in the results. If your site is still ranked lower in the search results, you should check out your site’s security.
If a website is not properly secured, it can give out spam to users without being aware of it. Even those sites which follow Google Search Essentials can be at risk of hacked spam.
According to Google, it can take months for a site to get back on track once it gets hit by the spam update, and that too when the site makes the appropriate changes to adhere to Google’s policies.
If your website is getting ranked lower in the search results after the October spam, you should check your site’s security and look for any signs of attack.
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