fathom - 8:28 pm on Jun 3, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: fathom at 8:33 pm (utc) on Jun 3, 2013]
The problem being, of course, is that we do not know what "THIS" is because Google do not even communite to us when we are hit by an algorithmic update. If we cannot know what "THIS" is, we cannot fix it.
That isn't really true... you do know what "THIS" is.
At one time, someone said: reciprocal links worked best.
Eventually that became 3-way links, then 4-way links then link wheels... and now Google is aggressively targeting all of those.
Directory submission for links, article submissions for links, blog comment spam for links, press releases for links, forum posts for links, sig links, fiverr links, and the list goes on... but what about investing in preferred content on your domain itself and getting earned links?
That's obviously TOO HARD... well according to Google... that's TOUGH because its results are absolutely free to those that take the path of massive effort.
Here's the HUGE difference... if the link to develop isn't for your patrons... it is 100% for Google. The only way to can sustain Google ranks is to focus PURELY on your patrons... and because you did others will take notice and share with their patrons... "natural links".
[edited by: fathom at 8:33 pm (utc) on Jun 3, 2013]