morpheus83 - 7:15 am on Jun 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
Bad links gaining such an importance in the rankings is actually disappointing. For a small publisher running a website since the past 8 years it is very very tedious and time consuming to actually go through the backlinks, follow up with them for removal, disawow. Yes there are webmasters who might be doing it but not all of us do this. Plus doesnt this competition a lot of teeth, if I want to screw the competitions rankings all I have to do is insert links to his key pages on scrummy websites.