backdraft7 - 12:34 am on Feb 5, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: backdraft7 at 12:36 am (utc) on Feb 5, 2011]
But don't pretend that Google favors quality backlinks anymore - it doesn't and hasn't in a long long time.
No, they clearly favor poor quality back links, even from sites belonging to the perpetrator. I've seen it. I hope this is a temporary issue, but knowing Google it will continue.
There was a comedian at one time, perhaps Steven Wright who said that people should shoot bad drivers cars with little suction cup arrows with a flag that says "idiot" , then when a cop sees a car driving around with a dozen or so of these flags on it, they pull 'em over and issue a ticket. That's how Google should enforce bad site reporting. Enough reports from different IP's pulls the site for review and subsequent flush.
Nah, there's probably a way to game that too.
[edited by: backdraft7 at 12:36 am (utc) on Feb 5, 2011]