During the agency conference of Yandex.Direct Alexander Sadovsky got a short speaker slot and announced one more time, that algorithm which is responsible for links crawling as a ranking factor will be shut down at the end of February or at the begin of March 2014.
Some conference visitors confirmed the announcement and spread the word in their social networks.
“Sadovsky appeared for a moment to make a really short announcement: “Last year I promised to shut down the commercial links, do you remember it? Well I remember my promise, everything will happen during February-March 2014”.
This information was also confirmed by Yandex press service: “We are expecting that commercial links won’t have any influence on rankings in Moscow region till the end of the first quarter. We hope and do our best that this will happen during the first days of March or at the end of February.