aleksl - 2:52 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
This tool can be useful , but the whole idea of negative weights on links needs to be rethought.
We didn't get any warning in WMT. And we got a note from Google that "it is not a manual penalty, it is algorithmic". So we are clearly Pandalized.
Here's a problem:
Google can algorithmically identify and discount a few bad links when site is either big brand or has lots of "good" links. But when the number of good links is small, it has a problem (hence I believe a result of mostly small businesses being Pandalized).
When a site is small business (or a spammer), there are very few good links. Now if bad links appear, they may outweight good and site or its portion is Pandalized out of Google.
Question of the day: How can Google identify if it is a small business hiring badly prepared SEO person (which is according to Google is OK), a small business being negatively SEO-ed, or a spammer?
The answer, to me , is not obvious.