TheOptimizationIdiot - 12:59 am on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
And what's more, especially wrt this topic, is so many "SEOs" have to maintain their "level of importance" to continue getting paid for their "expert services" in some cases it seems they've turned to spreading the FUD for Google.
Case-in-point: The disavow tool.
Not currently (and no stated plans to be) used in any way except as a tool to "remotely nofollow" links.
No harm to the site disavowing.
No harm to the site being disavowed.
But if the people knew that then they wouldn't have much need for any "expert link removal services", because they could just login to their WMT account and use the tool, but since there's no money in that it's more profitable for those need to maintain their "level of importance" to site owners who don't know better to FUD things up a bit by asking leading questions and then answering those same questions with all the things Google could possibly use the tool for and allow people to convince themselves they need an expert to help with link removal, rather than just using the free tool provided by Google.
Google's FUD is bad enough.
When those in the SEO/webmaster community contribute to it rather than dispelling it starts happening it's nothing more or less than sad in my opinion.