---- Google now reports manual webspam actions in WMT
JS_Harris - 5:09 am on Aug 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
A+ Google, when you take manual actions against a site they really should know about it... even if you don't tell them what it is. Some webmasters earn a living online and a secret neutering isn't a good thing for them. Heck even getting gray hair wondering about it detracts from their production time, and more.
I clap my hands at this change, long overdue!
It seems unfair to me that people with a manual penalty would get a message explaining why the penalty was imposed, so that they have guidance on how to correct the problem, but people whose sites have an algorithmic penalty don't get a similar message.
I disagree, algorithmic functions are not penalties and I equate the algorithm to the playing field. If everyone is on the same field then I am OK with that. I wasn't OK with everyone thinking they were on the same field when some were manually acted upon and had no idea they could no longer rank for specific words or phrases.