Hissingsid - 3:00 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Basically I wouldn't waste my time trying to remove links and spend my time building quality links that will benefit my site.
What a load of twaddle!
There is quite clearly at least three issues with backlinks going on here.
1. Anchor text issues
2. Sitewide links, small scale
3. Sitewide links, large scale
I'm starting to think that small scale sitewide links in the footer for example are just devalued or ignored but there is a threshold or a ratio that leads to something more dramatic. In this case trying to get them removed is possibly the only answer.
I am concerned in my own case that removing the small scale sitewide backlinks I have might actually do more harm than good.
Its almost like the old advertising adage. 50% of my backlinks are working I just don't know which 50%.