If you see this message on the Manual Actions page, it means that Google has detected user-generated spam on your site. Typically, this kind of spam is found on forum pages, guestbook pages, or in user profiles.
As a result, Google has applied a manual spam action to the affected portions of your site. Actions that affect your whole site are listed under Site-wide matches. Actions that affect only part of your site and/or some incoming links to your site are listed under Partial matches.
Review Google’s Webmaster Guidelines on user-generated spam, then follow these steps to identify and correct the violation(s) on your site:
- Users commonly add content to sites in forums, blog comments, and user profiles. Look for profiles with commercial usernames like “Discount Insurance” or posts with advertisements, off-topic links, or gibberish text.
- Identify pages on your site where users could have added content.
- Find spammy, unrelated content in these sections and remove it.
- Check these areas for the following: Tip: To find unexpected or spammy content on your site, use the site: operator in Google search along with commercial or adult keywords that are unrelated to your site’s topic. For example, searching for [site:example.com insurance] will return content from your site related to insurance.
- Posts or profiles that look like advertisements
- Posts or profiles with out-of-context or off-topic links
- Posts or profiles with commercial usernames — names like “Discount Insurance,” that don’t sound like real human names — that link to unrelated sites
- Posts or profiles that appear to be automatically generated, not written by a real user of your site
- Remove any content that meets this description.
- Consider implementing measures to prevent user-generated spam.
Once you’re sure that your site is no longer in violation of our guidelines, request reconsideration of your site. After you’ve submitted a reconsideration request, be patient and watch for a message in your Search Console account — we’ll let you know when we’ve reviewed your site. If we determine your site is no longer in violation of our guidelines, we’ll revoke the manual action.