Google Attacks Blog Networks:

Google 的貼牌冰箱(Google refrigerator) (Photo credit: Aray Chen) has just learned that Google is de-indexing blog backlink networks. No more paid backlinks? The latest buzz is that Blog Networks designed to gain backlinks for SEO purposes are being de-indexed by Google. This is their latest crackdown on us internet marketers. Whether this is going to be a positive thing or a negative thing remains to be seen. I’m sure we will not really start to see the full effects of it for a while. I hope that, just like the Article Farm slam, this change will ultimately have a cleansing effect on the market, allowing ethical marketers to shine by using good old-fashioned quality work to get their rankings.

For years, backlinks and blog networks have been the bread and butter of internet marketers the world over.

According to one blogger:

His engineering imminence, the great Google Goob himself, Matt Cutts, got the Internet Marketing bilge pumpers in a tizzy by announcing that Google is “aggressively targeting blog networks”.

What that means is esteemed outfits such as Build My Rank has come under attack and effectively shut down. It’s easy enough to do with the technology at Big Brother’s disposal. They simply have one of the minions join up and begin the trace through the sewage that G built.

We can’t have little mom and pops outdoing those million dollar multi-nationals paying big money for exposure in the greatest search engine of all time can we? No. No. No. So consider your dinky backlinks floating about on crap blog networks terminated.

The official news from Build My Rank is as follows:On a daily basis, we monitor our domain network to check metrics like page rank, indexed pages, etc. As with any link-building network, some de-indexing activity is expected and ours has been within a permissible range for the past two years. Unfortunately, this morning, our scripts and manual checks have determined that the overwhelming majority of our network has been de-indexed (by Google), as of March 19, 2012. In our wildest dreams, there’s no way we could have imagined this happening.It had always been BMR’s philosophy that if we did things a bit different from other networks, we would not only have a better quality service to offer our users, but a longer life in this fickle industry. Sadly, it appears this was not the case.