crobb305 - 5:18 pm on Sep 1, 2012 (gmt 0)
I know this all to well. Negative SEO is rampant in this niche right now and it's working - victim of it.
Yep same here. I find my site linked from hundreds of .edus, within cloaked content shown only to Google, that often redirect to a spammy lead-generation site. What's worse is that no explanation to Google is sufficient.
The financial serps are among the most competitive. They are also among the most dangerous to consumers. Google takes down the established sites who have been around for years, and replaces them with 1-month-old sites and press releases. It makes a lot of sense to me.
I feel sorry for the consumers.