On March 19th, Matt Cutts announced that Google took action against a large guest blog network. It didn’t take long for people to figure out it was MyBlogGuest – a popular site for writing and publishing guest blog posts. Ann Smarty, the found and owner of MyBlogGuest, confirmed Google’s action against her site. The proof was that entering “MyBlogGuest” in Google didn’t have her site in the results.
Matt Cutts had talked about Google taking action against guest posting a few weeks back, but that they moved so quickly and so fiercely against the guest posting network was still a shock for most people. The penalizing of MyBlogGuest, as many of Google’s actions, has divided the blogging community, with some speaking out against the penalty, while others thought MyBlogGuest had it coming.
Once the first shock was just settling among bloggers, Google decided take action against the blogs that participated in using the MyBlogGuest service.