14 Feb '18, 1pm

Google Caught Buying Links Again

Google Caught Buying Links Again

Google has given a generous donation to FOSDEM, Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, and now has three juicy links on the FOSDEM Sponsors page. Those links do not have the mandatory nofollow attribute on them and they pass link juice. I actually waited a couple weeks to see if Google would do anything about this after it was posted about on Twitter but no, the links are still dofollows. Here is the tweet: Another great opportunity for acquiring paid links: https://t.co/OVihr1hZkL No risk of penalty. Google also buys sponsored links there. CC: @rustybrick Via @aral #seo #linkbuilding — Tadeusz Szewczyk (Tad Chef) (@onreact_com) February 2, 2018 Here is the visual look at the links: Here is the code: Google specifically said giving charity in exchange for a link is not allowed and is considered a paid link, which is against Google's webmaster guideline...

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