Google Targets Sites Using Private Blog Networks With Manual Action Ranking Penalties

by Barry Schwartz
Google has reportedly taken action on sites participating in private blog networks, also known as PBNs. On September 18th, Google sent out widespread manual action notices via Google Webmaster Tools to these sites for “thin content” spam. Private Blog Networks, BPNs, are generally groups of blogs or sites often controlled by one publisher, with the goal of building up links ...Read the full article