Google punisce il suo figlioletto, vale a dire Google Chrome. Il motore di ricerca, infatti, penalizzerà per circa 60 giorni il proprio prodotto, considerando che il prodotto è comparso in alcune pagine a pagamento, con un video condito dal link per il suo download.
Questo quanto affermato sul blog ufficiale da Matt Cuts: “I’ll give the short summary, then I’ll describe the webspam team’s response. Google was trying to buy video ads about Chrome, and these sponsored posts were an inadvertent result of that. If you investigated the two dozen or so sponsored posts (as the webspam team immediately did), the posts typically showed a Google Chrome video but didn’t actually link to Google Chrome. We double-checked, and the video players weren’t flowing PageRank to Google either.
However, we did find one sponsored post that linked to www.google.com/chrome in a way that flowed PageRank. Even though the intent of the campaign was to get people to watch videos–not link to Google–and even though we only found a single sponsored post that actually linked to Google’s Chrome page and passed PageRank, that’s still a violation of our quality guidelines, which you can find at http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769#3. In response, the webspam team has taken manual action to demote www.google.com/chrome for at least 60 days“.