Last week the SEO buzz was focused on Google’s call out of Anglo Rank. Anglo rank is a paid link service that boasts of providing powerful links in several privately networks which were apparently not linked together and near untraceable. On their website they actually state that, “There are absolutely NO footprints linking the websites together.” A pretty bold claim to have on your landing page and it has proved to be too bold.
Matt Cutts posted this tweet last week.
It was clear that Anglo Rank was on Google’s radar and probably the target of an attack (Google has been known to take down paid search, Ghost Rank 2.0). However, at the end of the week Anglo rank stated that they were enjoying business as usual and that very few sites within their network were hit.
Anglo Rank actually said:
“ANGLO RANK Is not a ‘Network’, It Is a service which resells links from private networks which are there for years with 100’s and 1000’s of sites.
They’ll hit 100 sites here and there and next day there will be 10,000 new sites In these networks. Only way for google to tackle with this Issue is to completely devalue footer and sidebar links and I don’t see this coming In near future