Google Targets Poland In Latest Link Network Penalty

Feb 25, 2014 • 8:36 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

google polandYesterday, Matt Cutts, Google's head spam fighter, announced on Twitter that Google has targeted two link networks that are popular in Poland and used often by Polish SEOs and webmasters.

The tweet from Cutts also dug into the German link networks where Matt said we're "not done with Germany yet," and then dropped th bomb on the Polish link networks. Here is Matt's tweet:

The link takes you to the Google Webmaster Blog in Polish and talks about unnatural links and reconsideration requests.

This time, Matt didn't specifically say which link networks. He has done so many times in the past. But @shpyo did tweet what he thinks they are:

In which Matt Cutts responded on Twitter with:

So maybe he is right or maybe he is trying to break some spirits.

Which link networks are they? and Did Google confirm this? Nope. Will they? Who knows. But if you use these networks, keep an eye out and let us know.

Update: Seems like the owner of e-weblink confirmed to Piotr Cichosz that one of four of the domains in their network were penalized:

Here are some recent link networks taken down by Google:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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Pawel Gontarek

02/25/2014 01:42 pm

3 networks has been penalized, some directories. IMHO Google penalized not directly ALN's but only sites which displayed that links...

Barry Schwartz

02/25/2014 01:42 pm

Matt said two.


02/25/2014 04:21 pm

Let the blackhatworld threads begin....

Jim Wood

02/25/2014 11:13 pm

Gettem Matt! lol


02/26/2014 10:13 am

Thanks for expanding the news. can we see the penalized directories and other links urls on net?


02/26/2014 12:16 pm

bout time Matt, its a big world you don't need to make all your money from English speaking countries!! Don't hurry back

Pawel Gontarek

02/26/2014 02:54 pm

Dont believe Him ;)

Pawel Gontarek

02/26/2014 02:57 pm

To early to confirm, I suspect its eweblink, gotlink and probably seomatik; a lot of presell pages and directories (because of duplicate content)

Ross Crawford

02/26/2014 11:00 pm

thank you so much.. my website has been getting hit by these guys for awhile now. Just mostly oversees bad bad traffic.. I got some chemicals here lets blow em up!


02/28/2014 12:46 pm

Another example made!


04/11/2014 07:58 am

Spam from .pl domains is rising again. My site is not polish related, but my disavow file is full with polish domains. In the last month about 50 "wiki" like domains.

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