Google Back to Slapping Webmaster Wrists Via Email

Search Engine Land, Friday, August 31, 2007 2 PM
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Web sites that violate Google's tech and content guidelines (through malicious tactics like cloaking text and sneaky redirects) run the risk of being removed entirely from the search giant's index. But some sites may be penalized for unintentional missteps, and Google announced that it will resume contacting Webmasters about penalties via email.

The search giant stopped emailing these notifications back in May and set up an opt-in message center, because hacks were sending fake Google notifications as a way to scam unsuspecting Webmasters.

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