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Google has been cracking down on link networks, penalizing the networks and the sites that take advantage of them to artificially inflate their link profiles, all year.

Google’s Matt Cutts hinted on Twitter that the search engine has taken action on yet another one – Anglo Rank:


While engaging with the Search Engine Land crew on Twitter, he noted they’ve been “rolling up a few”.

A giant ad for AngloRank can be seen at BlackHatWorld (h/t: Search Engine Land). It promises “high PR English links from the most exclusive and unique private networks on the web.”

Back in May, Cutts announced that Google would continue to tackle link networks, and that in fact, they had just taken action on “several thousand linksellers”.

More recently, Google took out the link network GhostRank 2.0.

The moral of the story is: stay away from these networks, because Google will figure it out, and make you pay. But you already knew that.

Image via BlackHatWorld

Google Takes Action On More Link Networks
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  • http://www.linkedin.com/company/konsultasi-syariah-islam Konsultasi Syariah

    Google still regard an authoritative link from a quality website as an important signal as far as SEO is concerned. Google may attack the link services but it cannot or difficult to track the sites which sell the link. Especially among sites which has relevant content.

  • http://Www.bestcarhire.com Malcolm McNeill

    I wish Google would just give us the silver bullet rather than dancing round possible ways to get back in their favour

  • http://www.5StarEmergencyMedicalSupplies.com George

    I have been cautioned by my mentor to respond to link sellers very cautiously. My mentor said that when discovered by Google, the damage can be close to irreparable to your website.

    This is just another good example!

    G

  • http://www.shopandmall.co.ke shopping kenya

    Its always a problem when one is in the position of a dictator, without rules in brick and mortar, things change at will all to the ultimate advantage of google.

    Talking about punishing people with bad links, will the punishment last forever? If google as punished, let the people know where they have missed it, correct them, and where they truly change their ways, pick them up.

  • http://www.boom-online.co.uk Ian Lockwood

    But in the affiliate world of most blackhatters, it doesn’t matter – they enter the arena knowing that for them, it’s churn and burn. They will already have new sites using other as-yet-undetected link networks, and when they get taken down, there will be others ready to take their place.

    These link networks are no good for long-term businesses with profile, brand etc., but to an affiliate, they’re a much easier and quicker way to rank (but not forever).

  • http://www.realitist.com BobP

    Google trashed and burned many of our websites (some high quality in our opine) and we never paid for a link except to pay the directory fee for a review or featured review and not all that many of those. It’s even worse after spending many hours adding new content to no good affect. Google is like a guy with a hammer who thinks every site that stands out needs to be pounded down.

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