This question was put to the John Mueller, the company’s employee during the last video conference with webmasters.

Most of the other reports that come to us is just information that we collect and can use to improve our algorithms in the future.

At the same time, he noted that small reports about violations of one page scale are less prioritized for Google.

In case your links are ignored by the "Penguin", there is nothing to worry about.

I've got my own website, which receives about 100,000 visits a week.

" Mueller responded the following: "Usually we do not talk about how many algorithms we use.

We publicly state that we have 200 factors when it comes to scanning, indexing and ranking.

The question to Mueller was the following: "Some time ago we sent a report on a spam, but still have not seen any changes. " The answer was: No, we do not check all spam reports manually.

" Later Mueller added: "We are trying to determine which reports about spam have the greatest impact, it is on them that we focus our attention and it is their anti-spam team that checks manually, processes and, if necessary, applies manual sanctions.

This information was reported by Jennifer Slagg in the The SEMPost blog.

Since Google Penguin was modified into real-time update and started ignoring spam links instead of imposing sanctions on websites, this has led to a decrease of the value of auditing external links.

Therefore, we believe that counting the exact number of algorithms that Google uses is not something that is really useful [for optimizers].