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:
"There are absolutely NO footprints linking the websites together" Oh, Anglo Rank.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) December 6, 2013
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