|“Buying links in order to improve a site’s ranking is in violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results.”||“Buying or selling links that pass PageRank is in violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results.”|
I don’t know when exactly this was changed. While the Google cache is indicating this change is a bit older, and I can see the new variant being quoted in older blog posts elsewhere, I still have a backup made earlier today which shows the old version. It’s also possible that this was changed, then changed again – or that different servers were showing different versions.
[Thanks to John Honeck for spotting this!]
Update: Turns out it was just the UK version of this page which had another text, while the US page apparently had the new version since quite some time. [Thanks Seth Finkelstein and Kalena Jordan!]
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