Website Spam Score Checker

Discover what Spam Score your website has with our free SEO tool.

About the Website Spam Score Checker

Check your Spam Score and see if your website is at risk of being penalized by Google.

The higher the Spam Score, the more chances your website has to be penalized. If your website receive a penalty, it will lose most or all of its organic traffic. Therefore it's very import to maintain a low Spam Score to avoid receiving a penalty.

The Website Spam Score Checker will show you what your Spam Score is.

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What is the website Spam Score?

The Spam Score is Moz's proprietary metric that reflects the chances of a website to be penalized by Google. It is a number on a scale of 0-100. A number between 61 and 100 is considered a high Spam Score.

Note however that this metric is only a statistical indication of risk. A site with a high spam score won't always be penalized. Inversely, it is possible that a site with a low spam score gets penalized.

What causes a high Spam Score?

A website has a high Spam Score if it is linked by a high number of spammy websites.

To determine if a website is spammy, Moz uses a proprietary algorithm that takes into account the common features of websites that have been penalized or banned by Google and compares them to the analyzed website.

How do I decrease my website Spam Score?

In order to decrease your Spam Score, you have to get rid of toxic links (links coming from spammy websites). This is a two steps process:

  1. 1. The first step is to find out what these toxic links are.
  2. 2. The second step is to have them removed from the referring page, or to disavow them.

If the owners of these pages don't want to remove the links, you will have to disavow them. Read our complete guide on finding and disavowing bad links to learn more about this process.