jmccormac - 9:35 pm on Jun 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
The problem with claiming that the SERPs would be spam-free is that the SERPs frequently get overtaken by events. The major problem with Payday Loans was that the Wordpress Social Media widget had its source code compromised and it led to an uptick in compromised sites. That was at the end of March 2013. Many of the compromised sites were fire and forget sites where the client of some web developer using Wordpress has no idea that their site is compromised and no idea about how to fix the problem. There is a very simple and very brutal solution to the problem but the happy-clappies in Google don't seem to want to use it or, even worse, they haven't got the brains to figure it out. Deleting compromised sites from the index is that solution. It is obvious and effective. For those who remember the Microsoft monolith, Google is the new Microsoft.