Yesterday Google’s Johannes Mehlem announced that the webspam team took manual action on German link networks. Google has sent out mass link penalty notifications to European webmasters, especially German ones in Google Webmaster Tools.
We have taken action on one European and one German linking network. Ressources on German Blog: http://t.co/6xJMZYMHZI
— Johannes Mehlem (@JohannesMehlem) 18. August 2014
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It seems like the entire SEO and Online Marketing industry tried to figure out the affected link networks in the last few hours because Google won’t tell them. The conclusion of this research process, led by Sistrix in particular, is that pretty sure teliad.de and rankseller.de are the targeted networks, as they lost almost all of their rankings in search.
If you are affected by these penalties, you need to follow the instruction in your Webmaster Tools notification to clean your link profile. Watch the video below for some advice by Google’s Matt Cutts:
You should check out the documentary of Google about unnatural links to know what to do and what to avoid.
Published by Daniel Herndler on August 18, 2014
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