topstar - 1:15 pm on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't get it. I have removed unnatural backlinks and I'm keeping my backlink profile perfect. Now I'm losing positions to other sites - big brands - who do extensive crosslinking between their own sites (separate domain for each language version). I am also seeing 2 to 3 month old domains ranking #1 for big money terms with auto-generated spammy links. And surviving all Panda/Penguin refreshes. Nothing seems to have change since the beginning of 2012. Backlinks still count - and spammy links work.