Google says it has removed ‘bad’ links
Google has removed “bad” links in a blog post, claiming they were “not helpful” and “not in the spirit of the Google Blog”.
The post by Google’s marketing and search team said the links “did not belong on the blog”.
It said the new link system was designed to “make sure that people have more control over their search experiences”.
The change comes a week after a study found that search engine optimization is “not the primary source of revenue for search engine operators”.
The study, conducted by Google Analytics, found that Google generates about 60% of the revenue for Google.
Google’s research found that in the past year, the search engine had earned about $5.3bn (£4.6bn) from ads on its own and other ad networks.
It said that this was a “fair and healthy” source of income for the company.
Google is now reviewing the changes and will publish a full report in the coming weeks.
Google said it would “take action against those who do not follow our blog rules” and that the company was working with ad networks to “correct” the problem.
It also said it was “committed to transparency” about its ad-serving practices, saying it would share “details of the measures taken to address these issues”.
The news comes just days after a Google employee resigned after he was accused of “sexually harassing” women in the workplace.
A Google spokesman said: “Google has recently been making changes to the way we work with partners to make sure that our partners are not inadvertently creating links that are not helpful or relevant.”