diberry - 12:36 am on Oct 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
So, first hand experience that Penguin punishes for "bad links". It doesn't get more clearer than this.
Unless I'm missing something, what you presented is actually evidence that *something* in the algo punishes for bad inbounds, and that's been something most of us suspected long before Penguin (it was called "Google Bowling" a few years back). And no one's arguing that links aren't part of Penguin, just that they aren't ALL it looks at. Or maybe you were responding to a more specific comment someone made and not the gist of the whole thread?
Whatever the case, nice work defeating the bullies. :)