ethought - 7:40 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
What if a group of people(or a huge network of websites) decides to disavow links from a particular website/s , wouldn't that be instantly pointing out to google that the website in question is a spam website with low quality even if that's not the case. Is this another unnecessary can of worms google is opening again?
I agree - I run a couple of link directories. Suddenly over the past few months I have had half a dozen people asking me to remove links to their website, threatening me with legal action in one case if I did not. Today I got one that said they will add my website using Googles new anti-link tool and that I should remove the link because if they add my site it will cause my directory 'damage'.
I am beginning to wonder if that could actually be the case. What's stopping competitors adding links to a directory / website then disavowing them.
One year people are begging for links the next they are threatening to take me to court if I don't remove a link. What is Google doing...?