Google Penalized Link Networks In Spain, Italy & Germany

Mar 17, 2014 • 8:25 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

google germany spain italyGoogle has penalized a few more international link networks on Friday afternoon. Google went after, as promised Italian and Spanish networks and those who participated in them - as well as a couple more Germany link networks.

Earlier in the day on Friday, Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam, tweeted that Google has "taken action" on another German link network, this one named efamous plus a German agency network. This is the second time in almost two months that Google booted a Germany link agency and network. The thing is efamous looks pretty legit but I guess behind the scenes, in Google's mind, it was not?

Later on in the day, this may be somewhat historic, but Matt Cutts didn't announce it first, that they penalized an Italian and Spanish link network. Giacomo Gnecchi, a Google search quality analysts who has been with Google for maybe about 4 years, tweeted it in Italian and then much later, Matt Cutts retweeted it and then posted a translated version on Twitter. This shouldn't be a surprise because Matt warned it days before.

In any event, here are those two tweets:

Here are some recent link networks taken down by Google:

Forum discussion at Twitter & Twitter.

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