Interflora, now a known name in the SEO community, caused a stir few days ago for getting banned from Google for purchasing too many paid-link advertorials. Just three days later, its back in the news as Google has lifted the ban-penalty. No doubt, questions are going to be asked as to why Google has lifted the ban so soon after the penalty was imposed on InterFlora.

Google Has Lifted The Ban On Interflora!

In 2011, J.C. Penny was penalized by Google and banned for three full months. That's a long duration.

However, in the year 2006 and were banned by Google for making use of doorway pages, but the ban was lifted after just four days. On lifting of the ban, Matt Cutts had said, “I appreciate BMW’s quick response on removing JavaScript-redirecting pages from BMW properties.” Again, a very brief duration.

The quick lift of the ban from Interflora sure is surprising, lets see how the SEO world responds to this bit of news.


Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.