Google penalty concrete example of a message in the search console

A Google penalty corresponds to the failure to comply with the instructions proposed by Google, here is an example of a penalty for artificial links that you can find in the Search Console :

Artificial links from violate Google Guidelines for webmasters

To: Owner of,

We have detected a system of links between your site and other sites that may be either artificial or inappropriate. This system attempts to artificially increase the ranking of other sites in our search results. This artificial ranking favours irrelevant results over the requests of Internet users, which contravenes the Google guidelines for webmasters. Therefore, we have decided to give less credit to links from your site. The manual action for spam has been applied specifically to

To resolve this issue, please correct the links by following the instructions below and then submit a request for reconsideration in the Search Console. We will cancel the manual action applied to your website once the Google Search Quality team has determined that the issue has been successfully resolved.

Find an example of a bad link on, look for the text of the "foldable smartphone" link

Here's how to solve this problem:

  1. Identify all the artificial links on your siteLook for links that have been added to your site in exchange for compensation, such as money, goods, services or reciprocal links.
  2. Remove these links or use the attribute.The "nofollow" attribute allows you to ask us not to explore a particular link.
  3. Send a request for reconsiderationInclude in your application any details or documents that may help us understand the changes made to your site.

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