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What happens if I link to a good page that later becomes spammy?

Site A links to Site B because Site B has content that would be useful to Site A’s end users, and Google indexes the appropriate page. After the page is indexed, Site B’s content changes and becomes spammy. Does Site A incur a penalty in this case? MrTVTL, Toronto Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: productforums.google.com Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: twitter.com More videos : www.youtube.com Webmaster Central Blog: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com Webmaster Central: www.google.com
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  1. michaelparente1

    Matt, I have a question to ensure it doesn’t affect our sites due to the new update. We service a lot of mom and pop shops in? our local market of 140k. We link our sites to each other not for SE purposes as much as being a community there is a possibility that someone who went to a auto repair site can find other businesses in this same market carpet care, roofing etc. Usually no more than 10 links on the footer of those pages to same market businesses. Will that now affect the rankings?

  2. serialstv

    I trusted you Matt, Not anymore. Doodle is evil? :-(.

  3. FlyFishDigInTheDirt

    heh heh… “going 404” Luv that. Thanks Matt.?

  4. seovipin

    I want to ask a question there are lot of site that are automatically add other site to many link more than 500 or 1000 like updonner.com is it harm full for site or counted to be? spam

  5. brguest42

    Matt loves talking? porn.

  6. incrediblehelp

    So if? that bad link is a blog roll link on site A, it is not just one link but every page of the site now links to that one bad place. Does that make a difference?

  7. Cheta Manuel

    Guess the category should have been Internet,? not science and tech :)) Thanks for the advice.