Source: Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO
Dave’s comments (Digital Marketing Tutorial Blog): Wow! That was fast! ALL German-based BMW Web site pages (on BMW.de, etc.) are back in the Google index less than 1 week after they were removed for using SEO spamming techniques! Usually takes at least 30 days for full re-instatement. Guess it pays to have a well-known brand!
As I’ve discussed before, Google will be expanding its efforts on webspam in non-English languages this year. Just as a reminder, Google’s quality guidelines have been available for several years in many languages:”
Read the entire blog entry (and the endless responses!) at MattCutts.com.