realmaverick - 1:32 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: realmaverick at 1:42 am (utc) on Mar 28, 2012]
My website that I'm discussing in the supporters area atm, was what I'd consider an authority in it's niche. Almost 30,000 unique visitors a day, ranked number 1 thousands of terms, content was indexed almost as soon as it was posted etc. Several years old, solid PR5 for many years etc.
I consider it a strong website, especially for the niche it's in, one of the few that has original artists. I don't know for certain that the problem is link profile, but there is NOTHING on-site, and never has been, that is against Googles TOS. I am extremely strict.
I haven't seen many threads on sabotage, everything I read, is about on-site optimisations to recover from Panda, yet so few ever recover.
I'm really not so sure, that only "wobbly" websites are at risk.
Edit: Ah you added some extra bits, while I was posting.
I didn't personally get a message, from Google about unnatural link profile.
I realise that not everything is Panda, but at the same time, almost all drops in traffic, are put down to Panda. So webmasters are focused on fixing their website, that may not be broken, it maybe a damaged link profile.
I guess knowing how to distinguish between the two, would be helpful. Fixing something that isn't broken, isn't going to get results.
[edited by: realmaverick at 1:42 am (utc) on Mar 28, 2012]