Google To Slap Link Networks In Italy & Spain

Mar 11, 2014 • 8:41 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google Italy & Spain WarningYesterday, Google's head spam man, Matt Cutts, issued a stern warning to link spammers in Italy and Spain. This warning will likely be followed up with some unnatural link notifications and ranking penalties within the week.

Yesterday afternoon, Matt warned both Italian and Spanish SEOs and webmasters that they will be cracking down on link spam. I don't really get why they issue the warning and not give them a few months to revert things because now it is too late. At least when some armies drop bombs on cities, they drop warning flyers to leave by a specific time. Here, Google is trying to break their spirits by warning them without any real immediate recourse to save themselves.

I should be fair, this is part of the webmaster guidelines forever.

Here are Matt's tweets:

Google recently penalized Polish link spammers and German link spammers.

Here are some recent link networks taken down by Google:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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