atlrus - 2:08 pm on Aug 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I still don't believe it. I have links in DMOZ going back to when it was founded. I have tens of thousands of DMOZ scrapers.
You don't believe what exactly? As you yourself said - you have thousands of dmoz-scraped links, which was exactly my point.
Whether you believe those links hurt you or not, the fact is that you've got thousands of "questionable" links to your website in exchange for just 1 good link, i.e. the one from dmoz itself. In other words - you've done yourself more bad than good.
I understand what you're saying, but again, every site on the internet that's been around for a year or more has hundreds of spam links pointing at it from various scrapers and 'domain info' sites. If your site is susceptible to being harmed by those links, then that's indicative of a larger problem (either in the marketing or overall development of your site).
This is absolutely NOT true. A lot of good websites got hit by Panda and Penguin. And I have websites 2-3 years old ranking well with only a handful of links. For those websites acquiring thousands of spammy links in a day would = oblivion.