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Reversing a MOZ Spam Score of 10?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jesse Custer, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Jesse Custer

    Jesse Custer Regular Member

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    Well, I had a nice surprise yesterday.

    MOZ must have had an update and one of my sites has gone from 0 to 10 on the Spam Score. It says 77% chance of a penalty (none yet) so I'm naturally concerned.

    Anyone this happen to them and what to do about it? Link audit? Any services to recommend?

    The blurb says:

    -Low Moztrust Score
    -Large Site with few links
    -Ratio to follow / no follow fucked up

    I just checked on AHREFS and it's showing 46% no follow. I have no idea how that's happened as I've largely left the site alone.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mahmoudnessim

    mahmoudnessim Newbie

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    i have the same problem so... wishing for someone helps ..!
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Normally I'd harp on you about bumping an old thread, but since this question wasn't answered and it isn't asked around here often, I'll answer it myself.

    All of the spam score flags are below. Read through them and see if any of them apply to your website.
    Keep in mind that Moz's spam score metric is only meant to be a guess at how likely a site is to be penalised, not the chance of it actually being penalised by Google (Moz is not affiliated with Google). A site with a low score can get penalised just like a site with a high score can. However, much like Moz's other metrics, it doesn't actually matter.

    Now, don't bump another old thread again.
     
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