taberstruths - 2:23 pm on Apr 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
TOI, if I was under a manual penalty or had a spammy link profile, I would agree although I believe that the farther removed you are from the spammy links the less effect they have. However neither of those things were the case. Matt Cutts personally told me that it was algorithmic. My best guess was that it was for too many exact match anchor text links to that page. By no-indexing the page in question, and just providing 1 bare canonical link to the new page, I changed the anchor text link profile of the page.
Is this wrong?