Last week we reported that Google had successfully targeted and brought down a French link network named Buzzea. Matt Cutts tweeted about this to celebrate and there were some pretty interesting follow up tweets.
After the initial Tweet, many people put questions and requests to Matt, and although not all of them were answered, there was one response in particular that raised eyebrows.
@schikowski yup, it’s on our radar.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) January 29, 2014
As you can see, this clearly gives an indication of what Matt Cutts and the Web Spam team are up to. He further reiterated that point today by releasing another Tweet. Take a look:
A reminder (in German) that paid links that pass PageRank violate our guidelines: http://t.co/u1MpvL7kh4
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 3, 2014
A friendly reminder there from Matt on just what does violate the guidelines. If you are in Germany and if you are purchasing links, I’d recommend getting rid of any you’ve paid for as it looks like the hammer is set to fall on yet another link network.
Blog post by: Greg McVey