TheMadScientist - 8:05 am on Nov 2, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 8:44 am (utc) on Nov 2, 2012]
I personally cannot imagine using this... I haven't built any 'spam links' and even if I had in the past the hours I could spend trudging through links to the sites I work on could be much more well spent doing something to improve visitor experience.
If Google can't figure out what is and isn't a good link that should count for ranking purposes, then wtf are they doing basing so much of their rankings on links? Seriously, if they can't figure it out, maybe there's a fundamental flaw in their theory...
I'm supposed to build my sites for visitors, not Google, but now people are saying I need to take time away from building a better visitor experience for what, to do Google's job for them? Huh? Are you kidding?
Building sites for visitors is something I'm fine with, but spending hours doing nothing but what equates to Google's job for them and is basically building my site for them (or my site's profile at least) is not something I'll be doing.
If they do their job, I'll do mine...
If they won't do their job, I'll still do mine...
Until they start paying me, I'm not doing theirs.
ADDED: Of course, the whole 'penalty thing' is asinine in my opinion... What's a penalty say? My site/page isn't a quality a resource for visitors because I got too many links with the same anchor text somewhere along the way? Am I really the only one who thinks that's about completely ridiculous? Either a site/page is what a visitor is looking for or it isn't... I highly doubt visitors really give a *bleep* about the inbound link anchor text, where the links come from or even how the links were obtained.
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 8:44 am (utc) on Nov 2, 2012]