Google Looking Closer & Affiliate Links, Link Farms & Duplicate Content

Posted on 17th May, 2006

Rustybrick of Search Engine Roundtable points out a post at WebmasterWorld linking to a Google Groups post by a Google Employee.

There are a few things to consider about our overall crawl and indexing pipeline. As part of some recent updates (http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/bigdaddy/) we’re taking a much closer look at affiliate links, linkfarms, duplicate content, and other factors as described in our webmaster quality guidelines.

Good thing about Google is that they are willing to listen. If you believe you have a good clean site, and nonetheless penalized for unknown reasons, you can let them know by posting the details in the group.

Check out Google Groups.

Forum discussion can be found at WebmasterWorld.


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • ShaolinTiger says:

    I’m glad, I hope they get rid of all the low quality copy and paste sites, all the link farms and link exchange program sites and all the splogs.

    Clean up the index for people with real content.

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