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October 2023 Spam Update  |  Google Search Central Blog  |  Google for Developers

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

We’re releasing an update to our spam detections systems today that will improve our coverage in many languages and spam types.

This spam update aims to clean up several types of spam that our community members reported in Turkish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Chinese, and other languages. We expect this to reduce the visible spam in search results, particularly when it comes to cloaking, hacked, auto-generated, and scraped spam. The update will take a few weeks to roll out.

Sites that see a change after a spam update should review our spam policies. Learn more on our Google Search spam updates and your site help page.

We are grateful to our Help community and users who sent us spam reports for their valuable feedback of spam trends in various languages. These reports helped us prioritize and validate our solutions. We’re already working on our next update to further protect your search experience and we appreciate your continued support! Please continue to participate in the community (which is available in multiple languages!) and send us feedback through our newly-improved spam report form.

Posted by Duy Nguyen, Search Quality Analyst

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