Google prevents most spam from reaching its users, but if an unwanted message makes it through, it can be reported as spam. And quite a lot of times, some Google users report spam now and then. The rate of these reports has grown so high that
Google has to take action on them as often as they come in. Google's Juan Felipe Rincon, however, shares statistics on how many spam reports Google receives from users and how serious they take these reports and how often they act on them.
It is a known fact that spams are a huge danger to a business such as Google, and it might entirely put users off and make users decide not to use the service anymore. So as a business, it is imperative for Google to protect the interests of its users as no user feels secure with a lot of spams coming in every time.
Spams affect the web presence of Google users and these users do a lot of work to do a proper job of web presence optimization and the presence of these spams diminish their efforts to rank high in Google searches. It is however entirely laudable that Google tackles this challenge head on in a bid to make things easy and seamless for themselves and its users.
It shows they know how to handle their business. With the elimination of spams, users can now get their efforts’ worth in their web presence optimization.
In the “Google Manual Actions” panel, at SMX West, Juan Felipe Rincon from Google said that Google deals with 65 percent of the 35,000 user-generated spam reports submitted to Google monthly. And out of those 35,000 submissions, 65 percent are spam, so then users take action on a physical basis for those reports.
In most cases, these spam reports are prioritized, and a manual selection relies on how critical they can be on their clients, Google searchers and when the reports are submitted by users who provide enough spam reports. Juan Felipe Rincon further included that a few clients are good at spam reporting, and all good spam reports presented by their users will be organized.
Out of curiosity, some users asked why they did not act on 100% but 65%. Basically, Rincon said that the rate of reports which does not require any action is mostly not spam. Speaking further, Rincon said that while around 80% of the reports will return as being spam, it's just 65% of them that require manual action to be made. 20% of the reports produced are not spam.