Further to our Webmaster Tools unnatural outbound links manual action Reconsideration request last week, we have received another email from webspam team to say the manual spam action is revoked. This was not for one but three sites and non had ever accepted payment to publish content. One was heavily reliant on content from a guest blogging network that has reportedly been subject of Google network clampdown and the other two had one or two articles in the past. However, the sites were and still are listed in the blogging networks directory list as seeking content from guest writers.
On a positive note I have been approached by guest bloggers to publish content this week and they have agreed to do so despite there now being nofollow external links on the site. It is a shame the blogging network was subject to the action as it was a great meeting point for writers and publishers and I have personally enjoyed the relationships built.
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