Google Penalizes Turkish News Sites For Content Spam

Sep 17, 2014 - 8:05 am 15 by

Google TurkeyOnur Özcan, SEO Executive at SEOZEO, informed me on Twitter that Google has supposedly slapped several large Turkish news sites for content spam and keyword stuffing on their sites.

Onur retweeted a news story on this from Al Jazeera Turk about the details, but has shared that the penalty impacted the following sites, including the local CNN version.

The sites impacted, according to Onur include:

  • Hurriyet.com.tr
  • Milliyet.com.tr
  • CNNTurk.com
  • HaberTurk.com
  • Radikal.com.tr
iProspect's SEO Directory ilyas teker, who is based in Turkey, tweeted that "Hürriyet, Milliyet, CNNTürk, Radikal, Habertürk banned from Google results."

I have asked Google to confirm the penalty but have not yet heard back from them yet. I doubt they will comment, as they rarely ever comment about direct penalties associated with specific sites.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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