smithaa02 - 11:17 pm on Oct 16, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: smithaa02 at 11:25 pm (utc) on Oct 16, 2012]
So happy this tool has been finally released and am looking forwarding to submitting the last of my fake SEO links that I couldn't get scrubbed. While Matt Cutts never said this would affect Penguin hit sites, he never said it wouldn't. Reading between the lines and after watching the 10 minute video, I suspect this will be about Penguin hit sites. In fact...they may have rolled this out to pave the way for the next Penguin algo update which is long overdue.
For those struggling to identify which links are bad...I highly recommend a third party tool like ahrefs. Start with money anchors, create a checklist and do the grunt work of checking each one in a browser. I can find most based on the type of anchor text used (for my site and other sites) and the number of commercial links on the site. You can also hire a link scrubber like linkdelete. Cheap...and they'll send you a list of what they consider the worst links and let you choose which ones they'll try to remove for you. Not perfect (some legit links in our report got bad scores) but it's not a bad start.
[edited by: smithaa02 at 11:25 pm (utc) on Oct 16, 2012]