Yesterday, 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:
Not done with Germany yet, but we just took action on two Polish link networks + a reminder blog post: http://t.co/p4tHWx5vHF— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 24, 2014
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:
@shpyo :)— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 24, 2014
So maybe he is right or maybe he is trying to break some spirits.
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:
- Google Boots Large German Agency & Clients For Link Schemes
- Google's Matt Cutts: We're Taking Action Against Buzzea, The French Link Network
- Google's Matt Cutts Calls Out Nailing Another Link Network
- Google Penalizes Another Link Network: SAPE Links
- Google Crushes Ghost Rank 2.0, A Russian Link Network
- Backlinks.com: The Next Link Network Penalized By Google
- Google's Matt Cutts: Text Link Ads Link Sellers Targeted
- Google Penalizes Blog Networks, Did SEOs Use It To Hurt Competitors?
- Beware: Google To Squash Another Link Network Very Soon