JS_Harris - 8:22 pm on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
Does this fill you with an incentive to get cracking on link clean ups?
Sure I want spam to die a horrible death too but I'm not a spammer and so I resent being told to go look at these spam sites and contact their owners, it's not cool with me and I don't want to 'have' to do it, it's not right. Google should accept my disavow file without making me contact spammers, backlinks are only a problem because of how much value GOOGLE places on them.
Think about it for a second, Matt Cutts is extremely trusted by Google is he not? What if they told Matt they no longer trusted him because a high number of people started disliking him online and saying negative things about him on their sites, would they force him to track down all the haters individually to ask that we stop hating him? The idea is ridiculous but that's exactly what Google is asking us all to do with spam! (don't hate ya' Matt, just an example)