Would you guys know if this would have any affect on ranking shift in the Google index?
I know all sites have not been affected by the reports shown in WMT.
If backlinks are inflated for some sites would it move these sites that were affected by the WMT reports where it would give those sites an advantage and move them up in rankings?
Also if these WMT results are super-over inflated could it possible hurt your rankings and impose a penalty?
Could this happen?