Google Slaps Two More Link Networks In Poland

Jul 3, 2014 • 8:23 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Poland PenaltyGoogle has slapped two more link networks in Poland late last night.

Google posted details about how reconsideration requests work on the Google Poland blog. And Google's Karolina Kruszynska confirmed with me this morning that Google went after two different Polish link networks. She tweeted:

Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam, also confirmed it on Twitter after Bartosz showed him evidence of wide spread penalties in Poland. Matt wrote:

Bartosz Góralewicz posted a picture on Twitter of these manual actions:

Here is that picture:

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Bartosz believes Google did not target specifically two link networks but rather it was more wide spread and hit other networks as well. He said that "thousands of manual penalties" went out adding, "Googlers don't really know which network is which, It wasn't too severe and spread across all the major networks."

He also told me that he believes the link networks targeted include,, and Google has not confirmed which networks were targeted in this manual action.

Google also targeted a link network in Poland back in February of this year.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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07/03/2014 01:41 pm

I don't understand why Matt says "I didn't tweet about it because people have been asking us to be more positive". Surely killing a spam network IS very positive?

yo yo dine

07/03/2014 01:57 pm

Yes James. I also could not understand what he was talking.


07/03/2014 02:07 pm

AdWords, AdWords is the only reason. What is the difference from where link come from? Average internet user does not care about it. As long as the site on high position answers his/her question everything is fine. Penalties because of links are nothing than forcing to use AdWords. Wanna be high in Google again? Pay us and take AdWords! It is that easy!

Piotr C.

07/03/2014 02:18 pm

Many WHS bloggers/guys (in PL) asked Matt to ban all link networks (clients why buys and gives links). After first action (february) they were very happy about that and they wanted much more. So Matt listened.

Donna D. Fontenot

07/03/2014 03:26 pm

Maybe Matt misunderstands the requests for Google to be more positive. I don't know who has asked that, but if I had to guess, I'd say the people asking aren't referring to "be more positive in what you report", but probably, instead, they mean, "Hey google, focus more on rewarding rather than penalizing." Reward good stuff = Positive. Penalize = Negative. People probably don't want to hear Matt saying the sun is shining, when they are being swept away by a tornado during a torrential downpour of rain. Positive words are not the same as positive actions.

Matt Cutts

07/03/2014 04:58 pm

Well it's how we make money. The organic ranking stuff is to keep you guys happy while we transition you to adwords. Have a good 4th!

Yo Mamma

07/03/2014 04:58 pm

Is this a case of the Russian Jews taking revenge on the Poles for what they did in WW2? Sergey?

F1 Steve

07/03/2014 05:23 pm

On a positive note at least Matt Cutts isn't a MAJOR google shareholder so we cant trust him not to fiddle organics for his own ends! Oh no wait, I FORGOT Matt is a MAJOR shareholder. If I had video editing skills I would have Matt dancing to this song, it should be his theme song!

Matt Cutts

07/03/2014 06:15 pm

That's a great song! Did our friend Ceo Sam produce that?


07/03/2014 07:25 pm

Google is going to send out video notifications for manual penalty notices.... like this one

rakesh kumar singh

07/03/2014 08:49 pm

no ! they are Global Jews ! nd this time they are not taking any revenge.


07/04/2014 02:35 pm

Learn your history. Poles did nothing to jews. Germans did on polish grounds once they ocupied it.

Krzysztof Furtak

07/09/2014 01:01 am

More work then...

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