realmaverick - 6:19 pm on Aug 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
This is a good reminder that link optimization is not always concentrating anchor text but for some sites it is about diffusing anchor text to avoid triggering a false positive.
Hey Goodroi, funnily, I've had this conversation many times but we all collectively decided in the end not to get involved with any kind of link building and remain au natural. But it's a very good point, one that keeps going over and over in my mind. I just hate link building especially when it's to diffuse anchor text we had no part in creating.
The pages that Google flagged, looked like every day spam posts but all were already gone when I checked. We have run scans and not found anything malicious looking. I wish we had have, because its nice to find something and feel hope once in a while.
I am feeling strangely optimistic about my reconsideration request. I cannot see any reason why it would be deemed appropriate to apply a penalty of any kind.
@Jake I was responding as you posted, thanks also for your advice. I will ask our programmers to run some more scans, I guess we can never be too certain.