Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, announced on Twitter this morning that Google has “taken action” on seven different link networks in Japan.
Over the past several months, Google has not only been manual taking action against link networks or link schemes in the US, but they have been widening their efforts across the world.
Google’s Cutts said the action they took on the seven Japanese link networks happened over the past “few months.” How would you know if your site was impacted? Well, it likely only impacts Japanese related sites that participated in link networks within that region. But if you were hit, you should have seen a notification in your Google Webmaster Tools account or see a “manual action” in the same place.
Here is Matt’s tweet from this morning:
Incredibly proud of Japanese webspam team. Over last few months they’ve taken action on seven link networks! Makes playing field more level.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) April 8, 2014
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