EditorialGuy - 3:03 pm on Aug 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
The "it's too much hassle to do negative SEO" argument doesn't reflect actual reality.
I didn't say anything about whether negative SEO is easy or difficult to do. I said that negative SEO could be the reason why a site owner lost Google's trust, but, "realistically, it's probably because the site or its SEO went a little too far with 'link building.'"
I get e-mails every day from SEOs who want to buy links, buy "sponsored posts," or place "guest posts" on our information site. Even hobbyist bloggers get such solicitations. Fact is, there's a whole lot of sketchy "link-building" going on, and if Google means what it says, there are a whole lot of SEO clients who'd be cruisin' for a bruisin' even if "negative SEO" didn't exist.