Google released its annual web spam report yesterday, documenting some of the company’s spam-fighting activity in 2016.
One of the most eye-catching data points for me was that Google has sent out over 9 million messages related to web spam in 2016; that number was more than double the 4.3 million messages in the 2015 report. The other metric that stood out was that hacked sites continue to rise, this time by 32 percent from 2015 to 2016, but it was a 180 percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in the previous report.
Here are some data highlights from this year’s report:
Google also noted in this report that they made the Penguin algorithm real-time in 2016.
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