ColourOfSpring - 7:18 pm on Jun 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Interesting quote... with a dofollow link back to you?
No dofollow or even nofollow link back to my site. I used to have those years and years ago but they got such a miniscule click through rate (which is what I put them for originally). I took them down even before the advent of nofollow for that reason (and didn't see the point in publishing them back as nofollows when I want organic traffic anyway).
Anyway, I'd be interested in your opinion in regards to link penalties (and if such penalties are always reported to us via GWT or are some penalties part of Penguin?). As I mentioned, there's more than enough feedback from related and completely unrelated webmasters to give me doubts that Google do NOT penalise sites based on off-page signals (and these penalties are not reported to us). I do not believe it's 100% always "link loss".