Reporting search quality issues with a new user feedback form

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

In October 2022, we rolled out the Search Essentials, providing clarity on the policies and practices Google follows to protect users and serve high-quality results. Sites that violate our policies may rank lower in results or not appear in results at all. However, if you still see results that you believe violate our Spam policies, you can notify us through our improved Search Quality User Report. User feedback helps us identify where our automated spam detection systems may be missing coverage, and is also used to improve our ranking algorithms. Let's take a look at some of our new form's features.

More than just Spam

Various ranking manipulation techniques attempt to compromise the quality of our results and degrade the search experience for everyone. These techniques go beyond the traditional definition of spam. Some sites are extremely poor quality, others are deceptive and harmful to our users. That is why we are expanding the scope of user feedback we want to collect. Now, you can report spam, paid links, malicious behavior, low quality, and other search quality issues, all in one improved form. We also added a bulk submission feature, and you now can submit up to five pages that violate the same policy in one report.