Report Black Hat SEO to Google

You know what is Black Hat SEO but you may not know we can actually report them to Google directly. We should report Black Hat SEO to Google for it to wipe off these low quality websites that has polluted the Internet community with irrelevant contents or manufactured paid links.

Did you know you can report Black Hat SEO to Google directly?

If you know for sure a website is selling or buying paid links, you can report directly to Google using this

Google Webmaster Tools for reporting paid links

How to report Websites with Black Hat SEO to Google?

I will walk you through very brieflly how you can report website with black hat SEO to Google. In the Google Webmaster Tools Report Paid Links page, there are only three input fields you enter for reporting the fishy and irrelevant websites you have spotted.

There are two purposes you can use this tool:

Report only Website with Paid Links or Unnatural Links

If you only want to report the website who buy paid links or with unnatural links but still undiscovered by Google,

  1. Leave the ‘Website selling links: ‘ input field empty as it is not a required field
  2. Enter the ‘Website buying links: ‘ input field with the exact URL page that the website used to place their link on the ‘Website selling links or contained the unnatural links’
  3. Under ‘Additional details:’ input field, write as specific and short as possible to make Google Support team life easier and get those websites removed from index.

Report both Websites Selling & Buying Paid LInks

This is the case where the website contained the unnatural links was intended. Both websites selling and buying paid links are affiliated in this Black Hat SEO crime. This way, you should report both for Black Hat SEO activity to Google,

  1. Enter the ‘Website selling links: ‘ input field with the exact URL page that contained that unnatural links
  2. Enter the ‘Website buying links: ‘ input field with the exact URL page that the website used to place their link on the ‘Website selling links or contained the unnatural links’
  3. Under ‘Additional details:’ input field, write as specific and short as possible to make Google Support team life easier and get those websites removed from index.
    In this case, you should include the Anchor Texts used by the Website Buying Paid Links to expedite the process

What is Black Hat SEO?

Black hat SEO is a practice that increases a page’s rank in search engines through means that violate the search engines’ terms of service. Black Hat SEO activity usually involves generally paid links, unnatural links etc.

In case, you want to report to Google as more than just paid links, such as web spam issues, please head to:

Google Webmaster Tools Report Webspam Page

Why should you help to report Websites with Black Hat SEO to Google?

We gain great values from having Google to filter out the most relevant search results from the massive huge Internet resources for the answers we are looking for, solutions to problems we have, tutorials for certain skills to learn, resources to learn new languages and more.

This is one very least contribution you could contribute to Google for it to continue serving its mission of organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful.

To make it continue to be useful, we should all report websites with webspam issues and Black Hat SEO to Google whenever we spot any of these low quality and spammy websites.