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Google Warns German Webmasters That Paid Links Violate Google’s Guidelines
Google head of search spam Matt Cutts posted on Twitter this morning another stern warning to German webmasters about a link penalty looming for them.
Matt Cutts tweeted:
A reminder (in German) that paid links that pass PageRank violate our guidelines: http://t.co/u1MpvL7kh4
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) February 3, 2014
The blog post is written in German on the German Webmaster blog, which basically says Google reserves the right to issue penalties for unnatural links. It then goes through the process of explaining the types of unnatural links and how to submit a reconsideration request if you were hit.
Last week, Google slapped a French link network and warned that they will be going after a German network in the near future.
This is just one more warning that something big is going to hit German webmasters participating in link networks.