bkleinhe - 6:25 pm on Sep 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
My backlink profile was definitely smelly. Not rotten, but smelly. I was getting 100s-1000s of backlinks per day, but they all came from either social networking sites or blogs. Not too mention all of my backlinks were all optimized with anchor text.
So even though the my backlink text remains optimized, I spread the links around now to 1000s of internal pages and 1000s of different combinations of anchor text.
That being said, it could also have been that the throttling reduced the number of new incoming backlinks and due to the nonstickiness of links via social networking, the link turnover was greater than the incoming new links..which changed my backlink profile.
In theory with the cap removed now and if I get to 60,000+ uniques per day again, the daily backlinks should shoot up which might again cause the cap to be implemented again?