Whitey - 3:15 am on Jun 12, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 4:47 am (utc) on Jun 12, 2013]
Danny Sullivan in Q&A with Matt Cutts at SMX Advanced...
DS: Give us an update on penalties and how they’re working now.
MC: At the reception last night, an attendee didn't know this, so I need to reiterate: Algo updates happen 500 times a year and we don’t message webmasters on those. But if we’ve taken direct manual action that will affect your site, you will almost always receive a message in Google Webmaster Central.
One thing that’s new is we’re testing the inclusion of example URLs — when we send a manual action notification, we'll include one or two or three sample URLs to show what’s wrong.
Good to see Google making big efforts to reach out to webmasters in tidying up their sites.
[edit reason] fixed attribution [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 4:47 am (utc) on Jun 12, 2013]