You may or may not have heard about Google alerting you via email regarding site issues, but we got our first email today – not of any issue, just telling us they would send us an email if they had any issues! Check out the image below:
Personally I think this is definitely a step in the right direction, it’s crazy how many times we take over a client and find unactioned problems with the website in Webmaster Tools. I would have thought it might lead to a temporary improvement in the SEO industry as well, as site owners start getting told by Google that there is something wrong with their site, many will take note.
No doubt this is a prelude to the next round of link warnings, surely they’ll have been storing all those reconsideration requests and cross referencing everything to create a link warning mail out to end all link warnings! Still, with SEO’s still being able to profit from cleaning up other people’s mess it’s a win-win!