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TheOptimizationIdiot - 10:14 pm on Mar 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
I mean, if you can't trust the BBC from a link quality point of view, who can you trust? (Fox News folks, relax)
Friday we broke the story that the BBC received a Google link notification of unnatural links.
They received a "blanket notice" when the reality was it was only unnatural links to One Page out of 268,000 indexed. Talk about f'ing FUD!
Makes me wonder how many site owners over-react to the notices they receive, disavow everything and in the process tank themselves by essentially saying "most of these links don't count"? Hmmm... Maybe a bit of granularity to all webmasters the same as the BBC got would be in order here.
Something like "we found unnatural links to N pages or N% of your site" would likely be clarification enough for webmasters to "chase" and "fix" an issue but not "give too much away" about what specifically triggers the notice/penalty.
Unreal FUD they've been spewing via WMT. Makes me very glad I refuse to use it.
The lack of insight into webmaster reactions about these notices makes me think it's quite a bit like the "not selected" bs they decided to display for a while, which only caused fear, uncertainty and doubt, oh, wait, that means the not selected was the definition of FUD! too.