If someone tells you the same thing over and over again for their own benefit, then you will feel agitated, right?
And after that if you have some self respect then you must have removed that person from your life.
If a website does this for link building then search engines will consider it as spamming. And In the same way, search engines de-index or penalize those websites who do link building indiscriminately.
But how do you know if a website is spammy or not? For that you need to check the Spam Score of that website.
What is a Spam Score?
Spam Score is an indicator available in the Link Explorer tool developed by MOZ. It determines what % of spammy backlinks a website has.
If your website has a High spam score, it means you need to pause your link spamming SEO tactic and have to build some quality backlink.
Links are One of the top 10 most important Google ranking factors. And that’s why you need to take care of your Inbound links quality otherwise, your website could be banned or penalized by Google or other search engines.
According to Moz.
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.
If you see a high spam score on a site, it doesn’t mean that the site is spammy. It indicates that you need to do some other quality checks to find out the quality and relevance of that site.
If you want to get a backlink from another website then you must check the spam score of that website, a backlink from a spammy website is of no use.
How to check Spam score?
There are many tools present on the web that can help you to find out the spam score or any website.
You can use Moz extension on Google chrome, it is a free tool that can tell you the exact spam score of any website.
To access spam score of any website you can also use the Link Explorer tool of Moz, but it is paid.
Please remember that, every site with a high spam score is not spammy and every website with low spam score is not a quality or relevant website. You need to do some other quality checks to be sure. .
So that’s it for this blog, I hope you got to know a little bit about spam score.
If you have any questions about spam score, please feel free to get in touch.