Dealing With Spam Score

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Hello Warriors,
I have a very high spam score in my website (61% in MOZ) caused by bad backlinks.
i want to know how to deal with that?
What's the maximum spam score allowed to get not affected in google ranking?
Thanks
#dealing #score #spam
  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    That Spam Score is not used by Google,
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    100% spam score is fine with Google.

    Your score is a Moz score.
    Google is not Moz nor cares about Moz.

    Why do you?

    Originally Posted by SofienParisien View Post

    Hello Warriors,
    I have a very high spam score in my website (61% in MOZ) caused by bad backlinks.
    i want to know how to deal with that?
    What's the maximum spam score allowed to get not affected in google ranking?
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    If you look at the long list of factors that MOZ allegedly considers in its SPAM score (many of which I sincerely doubt their automated program can actually assess), you'll see a whole lot of very questionable things that they purportedly downgrade a website for (whether its your site or a site linking to yours) - things that extremely popular and well-ranking websites are guilty of (or the websites that link to them).

    https://moz.com/help/link-explorer/l...ing/spam-score

    As others have said, I'd largely ignore MOZ's SPAM score other than to look at sites linking to yours and assess for yourself whether those are reputable sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      One of the criteria makes amazon.com a spammy thing (short url).


      WebMd.com too.


      Go figure!


      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      If you look at the long list of factors that MOZ allegedly considers in its SPAM score (many of which I sincerely doubt their automated program can actually assess), you'll see a whole lot of very questionable things that they purportedly downgrade a website for (whether its your site or a site linking to yours) - things that extremely popular and well-ranking websites are guilty of (or the websites that link to them).

      https://moz.com/help/link-explorer/l...ing/spam-score

      As others have said, I'd largely ignore MOZ's SPAM score other than to look at sites linking to yours and assess for yourself whether those are reputable sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Is MOZ that reputable for spam scores to matter?
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    I have no idea why people are still using Moz.
    Everything it uses so outdated, out of touch with reality and contain no value
    and yet people are making it bigger than reality just because some wanna be
    SEO have mentioned it in his post just because he have nothing on his own
    knowledge and experiences to say and have to use Moz as reference.



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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    In the first place you will know that you are dealing with bad links if you tolerate to linked with irrelevant websites with low domain authority. It will take time and consistency to get trust from relevant sites and linked from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brackwom
    If you want to reduce the spam score of your website, then you require to find those spammy and low-quality links that are linked to your site and should be disavowed by creating a list of such links.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Brackwom View Post

      If you want to reduce the spam score of your website, then you require to find those spammy and low-quality links that are linked to your site and should be disavowed by creating a list of such links.
      Can you define "spammy and low-quality links"?

      What could be "spammy" for you is not necessary could be spammy to G.
      Who can judge what is spammy and what is not in world where thing ain't
      completely clear and line between good and bad extremely thin?

      Just because you don't like who has linked to you doesn't mean there is
      something wrong with that site and that would mean disavow is useless.
      What are you going to do then?



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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by Brackwom View Post

      If you want to reduce the spam score of your website, then you require to find those spammy and low-quality links that are linked to your site and should be disavowed by creating a list of such links.
      Care to explain how MOZ has access to use to the disavow file to reduce the Spam Score?
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  • Profile picture of the author adammoore
    You can disavow spam links in Search Console. But again, this score is from MOZ and not Google, but you'd imagine MOZ knows a thing or two about spam scores, so you should look at this further in search console.
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  • Profile picture of the author ennadeveloper
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  • Profile picture of the author nolok756962
    I think 1% to 5% is fine to ranking your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author nolok756962
    Hello. It is not possible for ranking your website without spam score. Every websites has different level of spam score like low score, moderate and high score depending on different parameters like inbound link, outbound links, anchors text, branded link etc. you can not write an article without these parameters. so every sites has different level of spam score. If you sites has low SS(Spam Score) then definitely it will help you to ranking your sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by nolok756962 View Post

      Hello. It is not possible for ranking your website without spam score. Every websites has different level of spam score like low score, moderate and high score depending on different parameters like inbound link, outbound links, anchors text, branded link etc. you can not write an article without these parameters. so every sites has different level of spam score. If you sites has low SS(Spam Score) then definitely it will help you to ranking your sites.
      You obviously have no clue what you are talking about. The Spam Score is NOT used by any search engine to rank sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvcRo
    spam score is a garbage useles metric made by some random seo company, that has nothing to do with why websites rank high or low


    some months ago i checked bing.com on MOz, it had 35% spam score


    if i make a random number generator url->my random spamscore it would be more accurate in predincting chances to rank compared to Moz spamscore
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  • Profile picture of the author Julia Timpson
    Hi Dear,
    A score of 1%-30% is considered a Low Spam Score. A score of 31%-60% is considered a Medium Spam Score. A score of 61%-100% is considered a High Spam Score. A high Spam Score for your site, or a site you're looking at, doesn't mean this site is necessarily spammy.
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by Julia Timpson View Post

      Hi Dear,
      A score of 1%-30% is considered a Low Spam Score. A score of 31%-60% is considered a Medium Spam Score. A score of 61%-100% is considered a High Spam Score. A high Spam Score for your site, or a site you're looking at, doesn't mean this site is necessarily spammy.
      And what are you basing that on or are you just making that up?
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  • Profile picture of the author mohitensett
    I think not more than 5% is good to start. As Google is very concern about the spam score.
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by mohitensett View Post

      I think not more than 5% is good to start. As Google is very concern about the spam score.
      You obviously have no clue what you are talking about. Google does NOT use the Spam Score. Its not even their metric!
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  • Profile picture of the author jason100
    I have seen majority of the people talking about "Spam Score" is Moz's metrics and not used by Google. Yes, we could say, directly, Google doesn't use it but what about the factors being considered in measuring this spam score, would also be considered by Google?
    So, better if you could take this number down to not more than 10% . The best case is 2 - 5 % .
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  • Profile picture of the author Subho D
    Though the Moz spam score is not related to google, but bad or low-quality backlink can hamper your website ranking. Analyze your backlinks properly, if you found anything wrong then I will suggest you to disavow those links.
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  • Profile picture of the author User1 Name
    I need to know answer of question, recently I have purchased a domain related to Android Apk, but then I realize that it is an expire domain, that has spam score according to moz is 56%, should I have to work on that domain or leave it?
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    What if a site has spam score 56% ?
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by johnson15323 View Post

      100% spam score is fine with Google
      Oh ffs! Google does not even use Moz's Spam Score for anything!!!

      Oh, and your pathetic attempt to sneak a backlink into that fullstop has been reported to the moderators.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sophia Hayat
    Spam score represents the percentage of sites with similar features we've found to be penalized or banned by Google. This does not mean that the site is spammy.

    To reduce your spam score, you first need to identify some toxic links and get rid of them.
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