---- Unresolved traffic drop issue - since June 2nd
Planet13 - 6:51 pm on Oct 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'd say Google has a heuristic that looks for artificially induced "link velocity". Last year there were definitely cases of websites knocking out their competitors with this route.
I have to ask: How sure are you (and everyone else on this forum) about this?
100% sure? 80% Sure? 50% sure? 10% Sure?
I ask not to be argumentative, but because Matt Cutts and other google people have said there is no way for inbound links to hurt a site. He even stated in at least one video (if not more) that the reason they can't is because they don't want competitors to hurt others' sites by linking to them.
So either google is lying, or Matt Cutts and other google employees are unaware of this flaw, or ?
So let me ask the question another way: is there any SEO person out there who can honestly say that they have knocked a competitor's site out of the SERPs by exploiting this link velocity filter?