themaninthejar - 10:10 am on Jun 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Today I'm sitting out on page 16 of the UK serps for my co.uk site directly under an Australian site offering similar services based in Perth. I'm attempting to see the funny side, but I do take some small solace in the belief that this cannot be what Google intends to be happening in the long term.
While waiting for my onsite recovery measures to take hold, I have succumbed to one act of de-linking. The biggest number of backlinks I have are just over 1,600 from Updowner. The opinion across many forums seems to be divided, so I bit the bullet, registered and blocked my site from being listed.