After a Google Plus thread by tech writer Mike Elgan, saying that Google+ spammers using fake profile and robots are rising, here’s my feedback on how Google handles spammers, and will soon
It is simple, Don’t even worry about G+ spammers, Here’s why….
Google has a history of allowing something to go on for a long time, then make a sweeping mega ban of all sites OR social profiles with a like footprint.
Those of us in SEO usually expect this to begin the end of October, and we call it the yearly Google Slapdown.
These have been occurring every pre-Chrismas season since 2003. That first year it was for buying links. That year I profited highly because no one saw this coming, it was the first one and everyone back then thought it was SEO business as usual.
This is not a major algo change like Panda that you all may have heard about. The Google slap down in October and or early November is usually for a single type of SEO spam.
In 2009 it was for using social bookmarking robots. If you have followed me for long, you know I predicted the Google social bookmarking slapdown for most of the year in 2008.
This year I believe it will be directly related to G+ fake names and fake profiles and have a lot to do with coming G+ business profiles. Watch for an article from Jack Humphrey and I detailing what we expect to come soon.
So don’t get all up in arms about G+ robots, Google will take care of it soon just as they always have. I deal with it by not following back anyone on a Google+ notification first alert. I follow people back by the strength of their comments. as I hope you all do when you see Chris Lang’s….