Link Vault Banned From Google?

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Link Vault Banned From Google?

For all of you SEO link networking folks who are pushing the Google Webmaster Guidelines to the edge, there is some news coming in today that Link Vault, a major linking network, has been plucked from the Google index.

Barry Schwartz of SERoundtable says :

It appears that a major link network named Link Vault has been banned from Google. Conducting a search on www.link-vault.com brings up no results. Doing a site command brings up one result. Other data centers have the link-vault.com domain listed as well.

And this seems to be rubbing off on Link Vault customers (from Link Vault forums):

My situation now is that Google has de-indexed many of the pages I run link-vault from. Whether this is because:

a. Google is broken, as many webmasters believe.

or

b. Google is cracking down on unrelated footer links (according to Matt Cutts’ blog)

On can only wonder if this is an official ban by the Google Quality Team and if Digital Point Coop will soon follow suit.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
Loren Baker
  • Paul

    1st, SERoundtable is wrong: google site:link-vault.com and you’ll see they are not banned.

    2nd, even if they were banned, that’s unrelated to the network, which is distributed. If the network gets banned, let me know.

    3rd, many sites that participate in Link Vault aren’t in the network, they are recipient sites. Let me know when recipient sites start paying a penalty, and I’ll turn all my competitors into recipient sites.

  • http://www.favhost.com FavHost

    I find it listed in a google search. I also am a link-vault member, with no drop in google rankings due to this.

  • http://www.linkvault.com Jesse

    They were never banned and the network is still active. Sadly though it appears that LV has done very little to improve it’s network over the past 2 years and many people are searching new systems to use.

  • http://www.2-elaraba.com/2-elaraba.shtml 2 el araba

    I find it listed in a google search. I also am a link-vault member, with no drop in google rankings due to this.

    yes, me too

  • http://www.clasesdeguitarra.org Guitar lessons

    Don’t know if it’s still banned or not (if it ever was), but it currently has a PR=0.

    Anyway, Paul -1st comment on this post- does have a point in what he says, doesn’t he? (3 points, actually).

  • http://hope4teens.org Bobby

    Maybe this is a blog for more clicks to link-vaults website xD

  • onlinemarketingcompany

    LV now has a PR4, so it seems it has come through unscathed!