According to Google, Unnatural Widget Links Violate Webmaster Guidelines. Google is reminding Webmasters about the policy about the links. Links that are keyword-rich, hidden or low-quality embedded in widgets that you distribute across various sites.
Why unnatural widget links Violate Webmaster Guidelines
Some widgets add links to a site that a webmaster did not editorially place. These links contain anchor text that the webmaster does not control. Because these links are not placed manually, they’re considered a violation of Google Webmaster Guidelines.
Here are some example of such widgets.
What does Google think about it Unnatural widget links?
Google’s web spam team may take manual actions on unnatural links. If they do, they will notify the site owners through Search Console. If you receive such a warning for unnatural links to your site and you use links in widgets to promote your site, do this.
- Resolve these issues.
- requesting reconsideration.
How to solve the issue with unnatural widget links ?
You can resolve issues with unnatural links by making sure they don’t pass PageRank.
To do this, add a rel=”nofollow” attribute on the widget links or remove the links.
Once you have fixed the issue (removing unnatural links), submit a reconsideration request in Search Console.
Once they review your request, they will let you know whether the reconsideration request was successful or not.