indyank - 4:28 pm on Jun 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am not sure what the FUD is all about...and this guy MC seem to be adding more confusion. The unnatural links notice that webmasters receive via Google's WMT leads to a manual spam action. Fine. But this guy MC now says removing links will help you recover from their Penguin algos.
1) Why the hell they want to have a manual spam action as well as an algorithmic penalty for unnatural links?
2) If removing links can help, it only helps in removing the penalty, if any, but the link value will be lost forever unless Google already ignored those links and the page/site was ranking without them. But if they had already ignored unnatural links, this new algorithmic penalty action for such links, through Penguin, is totally absurd. So you impose an automatic penalty without giving the webmaster any chance to explain his position through a reconsideration request and then plan for a tool to let them diavow links! What a mess MC...
These people seem to be obsessed with penalties. Until a couple of years ago penalties were imposed manually but it has now become algorithmic too with Panda and Penguin. This is one primary reason for so much hatred towards Google among the webmaster community. But they don't care about it. They are simply obsessed with imposing PENALTIES and that too algorithmically.
1) I can see only one reason for them to impose an algoritmic penalty and then give a tool as well to disavow links. Yes, they are playing a game to force webmasters use their Webmaster tools and are trying to gather all necessary info. they need.
2) It is a surprise for me as even people like Robert Charlton are now acknowledging "algorithmic penalties".