Examples are a good way to learn, and I guess there is nothing wrong with a couple of reallife examples as these guys deserve it.
Google uses these categories:
Hidden text or links
Misleading or repeated words
Page does not match Google's description
Duplicate site or pages
Take this url for instance [URL removed. We would prefer not to post sites that are accused of spamming here. Please talk in generalities if you're wondering if a technique is spammy.- Jill]
The resulting site offers no information on my search "ferienhäuser dänemark privat" and very briefly a strange page shows up with some random text containing the KWs a number of times. 3 fast back clicks takes you back (to Google).
Would that be a deceptive redirect, cloaking or doorway and how should one know? Good examples and explanation of Googles categories are greatly appreciated.
I would also like to know how Google acts on these reports - did any of you report a spammy page and what happened?
Edited by Jill, 24 August 2003 - 12:08 AM.