Msg#: 4622494 posted 2:44 pm on Nov 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
(just as bad - we don't talk specifics here, webmakers2011)
I have tried not to overdo link building
Depending on HOW you built links, ANY linkbuilding is overdoing it these days if you want to keep in Google's good graces. Google is going to look askance at pretty near any link that you somehow arrange yourself - rather than links that look "natural" (i.e. someone just linked to you because they liked you) This goes for paid links AND unpaid links.
Is it overly aggressive on Google's part? Yes. Does it fly in the face of twenty years of search traffic building? Yes. But it doesn't matter, because that's the situation we have in 2013.
Msg#: 4622494 posted 11:24 pm on Nov 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
There are really many sites that were hit by penguin 2.1 I see this chatter all over the internet, there are a lot of people asking this questions now and some of them are even hiring to get their sites back, not sure if it help them, mostly won't
Msg#: 4622494 posted 6:39 am on Nov 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
I don't seem to have any issue with adding a good number of links several times a month. Anchor text is semi-random, but tangent targeted to the page being linked to.
Experiment with pages that aren't your bread and butter, analyse results and expand efforts that provide positive results. I have failures every day, but as long as I learn from them, I'm heading in the right direction.
Or, just sit in the corner and do nothing. Safe, and Google will like it, but send no traffic.