rlange - 2:47 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Are you that gullible to believe that Google would give you a way to manipulate the algo?!? Really?
There is precedence: the URL removal feature in Webmaster Tools.
You expect that Google will give you a real tool to let you "pick and choose" which links the algo uses for evaluating your website? Yeah, right!
You already have a measure of ability to "manipulate the algorithm" by placing those links in the first place. One problem is that others can do the same thing to manipulate the algorithm against you. Another is that you often have far less, if any, ability to remove those links.
While I think brinked's vision of "link tasting" is a valid concern, I also think this tool, in some form, is necessary.