smithaa02 - 8:32 pm on Jun 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Jez...how many links? What percentage of your profile was affected? How fast did you do this?
Do you think you were getting an algorithmic penalty or do you think you just lost a bunch of juice? Pre-link building, our site ranked very well for our money phrase...so in my case I'm not worried about the lack of juice from these link networks...I'm just worried about a algorithmic penalty.
I hear you about competing on an uneven playing field. We used to be #1. Then our competition bought links and passed us. We got into an arms race to stay even and we got penalized and they are still sitting pretty...not affected one iota by Penguin even though they blatantly bought a LARGE quantity of links from two SEO companies. Filed a spammer complaint with overwhelming evidence implicating these guys...google didn't care.