Google Webmaster Central just rolled out a new, improved webspam report form, so it’s now easier than ever to help us maintain the quality of search results.
Here’re some of new form’s features:
Option to report various search issues
“There’re many search results, such as sites with malware and phishing, that necessarily aren’t webspam but still degrade the search experience. The new form’s interstitial page allows you to report these other search issues directly to the correct teams so that they can address your concerns in a timely manner,” informs Search Quality Team.
Simplified form with informative links
“To improve the readability of the form, now the text is more concise, and also integrated helpful links into the form’s instructions such as: ability to look up Webmaster Guidelines, get advice on writing actionable form comments, and block sites from your personalized search results is just one click away,” the search quality said.
Thank you page with personalization options
“The thank you page explains what happens once we’ve received your webspam report. If you want to report more webspam, there’s a link back to the form page and instructions on how to report webspam more efficiently with the Chrome Webspam Report Extension. We also provide information on how you can immediately block the site you’ve reported from your personalized search results, for example, by managing blocked sites in your Google Account,” added Search quality team.
[Source: Webmaster Central blog]