Google new spam Policies for Chrome Web Store beginning August 27
Google’s new spam Policies 2020: Google Chrome Policy and Anti-abuse trio Rebecca Soares and Benjamin Ackerman in a blog post declared that Chrome Web Store had grown the most extensive catalogue of browser extensions since its launch in 2011.
Google has arrived with a set of new spam policies for Chrome Web Store. Google has added eight updates to its spam policy.
The blog additional notes that it has made about changes in its spam policy to shun the path of a user discovering an extension from the Chrome Web Store is not mixed with copycats, misleading functionalities, or fake reports and ratings.
“The expansion in adoption of the extension platform has also pulled spammers and fraudsters submitting low-quality and misleading extensions to deceive and trick our users into installing them to make a quick profit,” Soares and Ackerman wrote.
Developers should avoid publishing various extensions. The blog notes that this can afford duplicate experiences and generate confusion.
To give the user a clear and informing policy, the tech titan has arrived up with the following eight anti-spam policies. The blog noted that developers must comply with the procedures by August 27th. Failure in doing so could drive to the extensions being disabled, and the extensions could be taken down.
Developers must present a clear and well-written description of the blog states. Extensions should avoid data that is misleading, poorly formatted, non-descriptive, irrelevant, excessive, or inappropriate metadata, including but not confined to the extension’s description, developer name, title, icon, screenshots, and promotional pictures.
The description should be clear and well written. Unknown user testimonials are not permitted.
Developers must not try to manipulate the position of extensions on the Chrome Web Store. This involves inflating product ratings, reviews, or install counts by illegitimate means, such as fraudulent or incentivized downloads, discussions, and ratings.
The following policy is that extensions with a single objective of installing or launching another app, theme, webpage, and expansion are not permitted.
Finally, extensions that damage, or are associated with the abuse of, notifications by sending spam, ads, promotions, phishing attempts, or undesired messages that harm the user’s browsing experience are not allowed.
Extensions that send messages on the part of the user without providing the user with the facility to confirm the content and proposed recipients are also not allowed.