homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

Search engine penalty for links that only appear in old cached pages?

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4628360 posted 3:28 pm on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

I was contacted by a webmaster today and their request was to remove their links from my website because they were paid links. The thing is I had removed these links a long time ago. I had a around 2-3 paid links on my homepage back in 2008 and a year or two later I took them down. My question is, is it possible Google to put a penalty on a website because of paid links that appeared a few years ago even though these links may now only appear in the chached version somewhere on the internet?



WebmasterWorld Administrator goodroi us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Msg#: 4628360 posted 8:24 pm on Dec 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yes I can see it happening but not exactly what you are thinking.

Imagine getting a DMOZ listing with an exact anchor text match. Let's also say you have very few links. DMOZ clones can result in hundreds of sites using that same exact anchor text which could move your anchor text percentage outside of your comfort zone.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved