It’s been less than 24 hours since Google Penguin 2.0 went live, but there are already several reports of big changes. There are also many reports that, despite Penguin, Google is still ranking spam sites. You can now report this directly to Google.
Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts tweeted about the new Penguin Spam Report today. It is located here.
When you go to the form, Google asks you for information about the spam site that is still ranking:
- The URL of the spam site.
- The URL of the search result that demonstrates the problem.
- Any additional information about the spam results.
Unlike last year’s Penguin feedback form, Google isn’t giving you the option to report sites that shouldn’t have been affected by this update.
One of the complaints Cutts responded to on Twitter concerned the post-Penguin results for pay day loans in the UK. Cutts noted that “we have a couple more things coming in that space.”