incrediBILL - 7:24 am on Nov 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
To me - even with the notices - it's all very vague. Why not just say....
1. Hey... this link: www.crappysite.com/bigpoop.html needs to go - it's hurting your site and we've devalued it.
It is very vague and that's why all the 3rd party SEO link crawling tools are trying to reverse engineer Google's logic so they can attempt to tell you which links are in bad hoods.
Unfortunately, I sampled some of these sites and a couple that claim to be providing this service are simply telling you any page with a link not indexed in Google should probably be removed and it claimed I should get rid of 3500+ links. Mind you I didn't buy any links, these all came the natural way, or from scraper sites, and I wouldn't even know where to start with 3500 bad links so it's a non-starter.
No, I'm not going to disavow 3500 sites randomly either because if there are innocent sites in that list who knows what kinds of repercussions it will have to their sites?
I think we're just screwed.