• RyanMJones

    thank you for posting this. Many of us in the community have been saying for a long time: “wait, stop, think, don’t go obsessing over links until you’re 100% sure that they’re the problem.” 

  • Darthjr

    Scare a bunch of SEO’s into thinking links hurt then give them a tool to fess up to their bad links. Kinda sounds like Google/Bing is making SEO’s do the dirty work to me.

  • http://wpsites.net/ Brad Dalton

    Google are ranking my domain for porn keywords after i notified them about negative SEO and scraped content. 

    Google has also refused to remove some of these url’s even though it is crystal clear they are scraped content.http://www.modamusic.com/termostate-torbe-salma/ http://www.modamusic.com/london-hot-desi-girl-sex/What tool does Google offer to stop this effecting my domain? Nothing.

  • seenontvstuff

    Great post, I too didn’t worry about my links because I don’t actively try and create them. I have been #1 or #2 on a competitive keyword for about 2 years. I didn’t lose rank on any of the Panda  or Penguin updates and never received any notices from google.

    However, on May 11, I noticed strange links showing up in my profile.  They were comment spam links starting on May 2 which as a few days after all the Negative SEO articles started to appear.

    Since that time, I have accumulated over 14,000 of these spam comments all with my main keyword as anchor text.  Yesterday I received the “unnatural link” letter from Google and my site was removed from google.

    I was clearly the target of Negative SEO and it seems to have worked like a charm.  I never would have believed it, but I can’t explain it any other way.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/57FFHMCDGLB2LNWYE5GF3U3FMI Andy

    Also… not always… sometimes… very often…
    What I need to know?
    Here is what you and all your readers really need to know:
    Google is almost always ignoring links except bad neighbourhood links that do not follow any specific pattern.
    And regarding pattern analysis: You should not underestimate the brigade of harvard-educated professors that work on that google algo on a full-time basis. They are a lot smarter than many of us ;)

  • http://www.seogenx.com/ Nandkishor

    After penguin update it has become first priority for search engine to develop a functionality like webmaster have control to remove a suspicious inbbound link, as I personally interested in such tool, using this tool, it may that link remains same but there isn’t any effect of such link to ranking.

  • http://www.irishwonder.com IrishWonder

    Google sending a dubious message again. Now, people need to figure out:
    – what links will be ignored and what links won’t
    – if a linking site is deindexed does it mean links from it are ignored or does it ean these are the links that will hurt you
    – if you disavow a link that is ignored, what happens then
    – what actually works as supposed at Google and what’s broken

    Very misleading, as usual.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seo.jaipur Seo Jaipur

    After a Long Time, I have Received  Good News About Back links or In Bounds Links. Thanks Googlers