smithaa02 - 1:31 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think these are great ideas...but do we have Matt Cutts stating on record that pruning your backlink profiles can help you recover? For all we know this is a permanent mark on your record/domain...maybe even a lifetime penalty. Would love to hear from ANY webmaster that pruned their links and got a boost in rankings.
Remember the above-fold content issues? A lot of people appeared to be penalized...they changed their above-fold content...and viola...nothing happened. I'm just worried that link pruning could be a costly and time-consuming goose chase...and just hope we can get some inside quotes or evidence that this is the right thing to do and it will work.