WidgetBucks is banned in Google and they know why

Google is at war again.

Yesterday, it slapped a lot of websites with a PageRank (PR) downgrade to send a signal that it hates paid text link ads. Now, it has been discovered that Google is also against WidgetBucks, a recently launched widget advertising program, apparently because of hidden text links.

Go to and try searching for “WidgetBucks” or “”. Chances are you won’t see its official site ( on the first page of the results. In fact, you won’t see it even on the next 10 pages.


Because Google has banned the site from appearing in the search results.

But why?

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