20 Apr '12, 12pm

Google: Phone Number Spam Is Keyword Stuffing & Against Guidelines

Google: Phone Number Spam Is Keyword Stuffing & Against Guidelines

Head of Google's web spam team, Matt Cutts, went on record on those sites that rank well for all those random phone numbers. You know, the ones that simply list thousands of phone numbers on a single page? He said it is spam, keyword stuffing and is against Google's guidelines. Matt Cutts said: I wanted to clarify a quick point: when people search for a phone number and land on a page like the one below, it's not really useful and a bad user experience. Also, we do consider it to be keyword stuffing to put so many phone numbers on a page.There are a few websites that provide value-add for some phone numbers, e.g. sites that let people discuss a specific phone number that keeps calling them over and over. But if a site stuffs a large number of numbers on its pages without substantial value-add, that can violate our guidelines, not to mention annoy users. Of course, it is ha...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-phone-spam-15040.html

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