superclown2 - 8:24 pm on Jun 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
...People have asked questions about negative SEO for a long time. Our guidelines used to say itís nearly impossible to do that, but there have been cases where thatís happened, so we changed the wording on that part of our guidelines.
In other words yes, we accept that our current algorithms are subject to manipulation by negative SEO. We will get round the problem by no longer claiming it can't happen.
Some have suggested that Google could disavow links. Even though we put in a lot of protection against negative SEO, thereís been so much talk about that that weíre talking about being able to enable that, maybe in a month or two or three.
Or maybe four, six, twelve or never. Would it not be simpler to just ignore suspicious links? Then we might be able to find content sites again.