Mozilla.org, the non-profit organization behind Firefox, Thunderbird and tons of developer oriented tools, was penalized by Google.
Christopher More, Mozilla’s Web Production Manager, posted the details of the penalty in the Google Webmaster Help forums. You’d think Mozilla, an organization that is/was mostly funded by Google, would have other means to get the issue resolved.
The penalty was a “manual penalty” due to extremely spammy user generated content. The penalty notification read:
Google has detected user-generated spam on your site. Typically, this kind of spam is found on forum pages, guestbook pages, or in user profiles.
As a result, Google has applied a manual spam action to your site.
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