Google Search Quality Team is a group of proficient who work on solving our technical related queries and provide expert advice. Spam is one of the major disadvantages of web. Your website can be attacked with spam at anytime, albeit of taking enough caution.
Spam has various types. Most of the time, you think spam as an infringement of website content through electronic messaging or e-mails in the form of bulk e-mails etc. Sometimes, on the other hand malevolent user can also generate spam in a big site.
Some of the more common examples of spam spawned by malicious users are
- Common spam on blogs
- Spammy posts or comments on foreign threads and
- Spammy accounts on free hosts
Common spam on blogs: Most usual way of this kind of spam is found in social blogs and forums where unrelated contents are automatically created in the website with links that are not correlated with the article or foreign thread.
Spammy posts or comments on foreign threads: Here what we see are brief comments, friendly and sometimes not so friendly, but totally not in connection, posted on the external link of the signature line, name page or profile page. You may not be able to remove the comments in a timely fashion but it is advised to discourage it by adding a ‘no follow’ Meta – tag.
Spammy accounts on free hosts: If you are a managing a free host, you might be a victim of spam generated by your user accounts. What you should do is keep a tab on any suspicious behavior and keep a strict spam policy in the beginning. Google also deals with spam in a host site if they are wide spread by taking actions to protect their users.
These pro actions can discourage spammers to target your site and help the page rank from getting attacked.