Cutts: PageRank Drops For ‘Thousands Of TLA Linkselling Sites’

    June 3, 2013
    Chris Crum
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Back during Google I/O, Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted that Google “took action on several thousand linksellers in a paid-link-that-passes-PageRank network”.

Cutts didn’t provide much in the way of detail, other than also saying, “It’s safe to assume webspam will continue to tackle link networks that violate our guidelines”.

Last week, Cutts tweeted, indicating that it was about Text Link Ads link sellers.

Cutts further clarified over the weekend:

Google has further indicated in recent weeks that it is cracking down on paid links and advertorials even more. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch Cutts discuss this here.

[h/t: Search Engine Roundtable]
  • https://plus.google.com/110826622201196466178/posts Nick Stamoulis

    It’s important to keep in mind that your site might not get hit directly with a penalty but if a lot of the domains in your link profile are whacked, like this instance, your site might get hit with the shockwave. That’s why you want to diversify your link profile as much as possible.