In case you haven’t figured it out by now, Google is going after link networks, and taking action on them frequently. It’s not a good time to be involved with one, especially in Europe.
Matt Cutts said this today on Twitter:
Today we're taking action on a German link network (efamous) and a German agency network that violate our guidelines.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) March 14, 2014
This follows a trend we’ve been seeing throughout the early months of 2014. In January, Cutts said Google was taking action on French link network Buzzea. He also noted that Germany was on the list of places Google was looking at. Then, in February, Google put out its German blog post warning about paid links.
Later in February, Cutts told told Twitter followers that Google was not done with Germany, and also that it had just taken action on two Polish link networks.
Then, as recently as Monday, Cutts tweeted about new warnings for Spanish and Italian sites, implying that these are the new areas of focus. He didn’t call out any specific networks that time.
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