Google has been caught shopping for or paying for hyperlinks earlier than however would not at all times take motion in opposition to themselves when caught. Google’s John Mueller simply talked about giving charity and getting a link after which shortly after Tad confirmed how Google Canada donated $20,000 and bought a link on OpenMedia.
Right here is Tad’s tweet:
Wish to safely purchase paid hyperlinks? At all times do the place Google does!
This is one other website the place Google “donates”:https://t.co/9WJ8877rau
500$ is sufficient to get a excessive authority paid link. CC @rustybrick
— Tadeusz Szewczyk (Tad Chef) (@onreact_com) September 12, 2018
Sure, there’s a link with no nofollow on it, pointing to google.ca in the direction of the footer:
Google’s John Mueller simply talked about paid hyperlinks by way of charity and if it’s worthwhile to fear. On the donated and got a link and Google did not do something. in reality, the link nonetheless doesn’t have a nofollow on it! A few years in the past, the Chrome workforce was caught buying a $350,000 link they usually did one thing related in 2012. They ended up penalizing the Chrome website in 2012 for these actions however not for the 2016 actions. Google does take motion in opposition to themselves after they go in opposition to their very own pointers, they did with the Chrome instance, they did with AdWords for cloaking, they did for different cloaking issues and even slapped Google Japan years in the past.
I doubt Google will do something about this particular link as properly.
Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.