ColourOfSpring - 4:09 pm on Jun 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
@hitchhiker - Don't think so, sorry. But feel free to try your theory on eBay, craigslist and see how it affects their rankings.
Well, you can't have it both ways. Either your theory works or it doesn't. Sorry.
Are you aware that a strong link profile can protect a site from negative SEO, and are you also aware that a weak-to-middling link profile makes a site vulnerable to negative SEO?
You seem to be suggesting that links can't hurt your site, which is an absurd statement to make in June 2013, 14 months after Penguin 1.0.