25 May '12, 1am

iAcquire Banned From Google After Link Buying Allegations

iAcquire Banned From Google After Link Buying Allegations

The search marketing agency, iAcquire, that was allegedly responsible for buying links for clients was just banned from Google’s search results. iAcquire was cited as the agency behind Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation’s link buy request emails. For more on that see our story named What Can We Learn From The Latest Brand To Be Called Out For Paid Links? A site command search for [site:www.iacquire.com ] returns no results. Here is a screen shot: iAcquire’s robots.txt file and source code has no signs of them manually requesting to be deindexed from Google. So this seems to either be a weird bug or an intentional penalty delivered to the agency by Google. It also appears that the parties discovered in this investigation are all delisted from Google. We reached out to Google for a comment but at the time of publishing this story, we have not heard back. If and when Go...

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Google Bans The Agency Who Buys The Link

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