Google penalises BBC

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Google shows how stupid it is by issuing a penalty against the BBC website - allegedly because it is being heavily scraped.

What was that Google said about other websites not being able to hurt yours? 

 

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I personally think Google

I personally think Google does it to big sites to scare the smaller ones :) When will they just stop talking about links?

Not about being heavily scraped

The unnatural link warning was not because the site is heavily scraped. In fact, John Mueller of Google says BBC penalty was for unnatural links to a single article.

John Mueller:Looking into the details here, what happened was that we found unnatural links to an individual article, and took a granular action based on that. This is not negatively affecting the rest of your website on a whole.

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