Last week there was quite a buzz in the niche site community as the most recent Google Panda update targeted private blog networks. Sites like Build My Rank, which was very popular had to shut its doors. Google completely de-indexed their entire private blog networking making all its backlinks essentially useless.
More sites are expected to be affected so keep this in mind if you are currently using one of these networks for backlinks.
Another issue that has been becoming more apparent as of late is Google seems to be suspending Adsense accounts. Many of the people affected claimed they did nothing wrong and were quite upset over this abrupt decision. This is just one more reason why I am planning to diversify my sites across different advertising platforms. Not sure what these will be yet as I have not researched this too much. I hope to have more information on this in the upcoming weeks.
Looking back I can’t believe I was surprised by this. After this loophole was left open for many years I’m not at all shocked Google decided to remedy this. Build quality sites with organic SEO methods and this will not affect you.