kellyman - 11:06 am on Mar 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
TBH I don't believe, someone will point dodgy links at you in the hope it gets you banned.
I think if you were honest and in a competitive market there was an element, of spam links mixed in with the good,
I can see in my niche even the site that is position one for nearly every keyword has an element of these spammy mass produced links.
Maybe you.. but i wont talk about you Ill talk about my SEO guy as i know nothing about your site, he may have subscribed to something like The ALN network, where they automate backlinking for a set period of time,
Maybe you were on the article submission where the SEO or service you bought added a spun article to SEO Link Vine or these other networks and there still drip feeding totally crap and unrelavant sites because of the automation
I can Honestly tell you i have not backlinked for over a year yet when running a advanced Majestic SEO report on my backlinks im seeing posts from February.
Either Google is going for SEO's and spam with an iron rod and taking no prisoners or they have overcooked the algorithm, if its the later it will be put right in due course.