• Does Google use a set standard for manually removing webspam?
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    Does Google use a set standard for manually removing webspam?

    Today we have a really fun question from Billy in Sacramento. Billy asks, “When Google does a manual review, do you guys use a set standard when banning, removing from the index sites? Or do you guys ban based on if it looks bad or even smells like spam?” So let me try to tackle the question that I think you’re worried about and then tell you a little bit more about how we try to tackle webspam. One thing that we don’t do is just say, oh, someone is being critical of Google, therefore, take action, right? We’re big believers in the Voltaire saying, “I might not agree with…