• http://www.facebook.com/dinheiro Custodio Fernandes

    I received two of these such messages for “unnatural links” in one site (see url) in blatant cases of “negative seo”, the last one of which I responded to on October 27th (and included a disavow link request). To day I have not received a reply, nor has the situation been corrected, so either the number of messages is higher than Google is leading people to believe or Google has to few employees handling such cases…

  • http://twitter.com/TopHatHannah Hannah Monroe

    *25,000. Article says 2,500.

  • http://lostpr.es/ David Iwanow

    Question is what % of websites are not using GWT?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nooooorm Norm Miller

    Is that a gun wielding panda on his shirt?

  • http://twitter.com/daechon daechon

    filed on Oct 19 and got a response last week. I think they’re just backlogged because of the requests coming in after the disavow tool went public.

  • kartik kads

    But i think so many site use black hat seo than the site ranking is on top ten, so i think black hat seo is good or bad how to defined that. Can you justify that?

  • Baws

    He looks much older… I think. Maybe he is close to the end

  • http://twitter.com/RekhaBisht5 Rekha Bisht

    Black hat SEO is as a part of SEO but, I think it’s not necessary to use black hat SEO techniques to rank. After Penguin update I do properly content based SEO and it’s helping me to rank. :)

  • http://www.socialbakers.com/ Peter Kelly

    It is… :D

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  • Jim Magary

    I think the gun-wielding Panda is the REAL takeaway from this article…

  • Durant Imboden

    I need new glasses. At first glance, I thought the panda was either conducting an orchestra or giving a blessing.

  • http://www.v2interactive.net/ Josh

    Too vague, I would love to know more details about the rest of the 97% black hat messages…

  • http://twitter.com/danthies Dan Thies

    That’s 90% of the messages that went out in January & February. You should know how carefully the man parses his words, Barry!

  • http://www.openwavecomp.com/iPhone_iPad_apps_development.html Sam Ward

    BlackHat SEO is always bad way to perform better on Search engines. Always do and follow ethical SEO in promoting a website

  • http://www.pluswriter.com/ dirk041

    why, google does not provide a registration fee per install account?