jemois - 11:34 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
I fully agree with you. Its just a game. G says: you need BL. Everybody tries to get BL. At a point G says: to much BL are not ok, only HQ ones are good, the rest are spammy, i will penalize you. G say:do SEO for better ranking in order to show the most relevant information to the users. Later, he thinks: to much SEO is not good, i will penalize you. I also hate this game, but G makes the rules. We are like pets playing by their rules and like almost all american companies, they fist launch a product/update to see the impact and do the necessary modifications on the way, without testing is it well before its launch. Let's face it, its impossible to get rid of the low quality/spammy links you have and when you get new ones you have to check the authority, PR and other stuff about the website you put/get your BL onto. Natural link building is almost dead, since PR is getting divided to the number of insite and external links you have, you might get penalized for linking to a site if that site maybe by mistake has a link to bad neighborhood, even if that link was posted in a comment on that site. You maybe choose to nofollow that link, but G my ask himself why you link to a site using the nofollow attribute since nofollow main purpose is to be used if you link to a site you don't trust. Conclusion: if you link normally to a site from one of your pages, that pages looses a little value, its not good your you and you might get penalized. Using nofollow is pretty useless for the other site, so why linking to other sites anymore ? What G says is contradictory about having links on your site.