JD_Toims - 12:32 am on Dec 24, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: JD_Toims at 12:42 am (utc) on Dec 24, 2013]
I went on the Google webmaster's forum and got nothing but ridiculed about how sH#ty my back links were and what a piece of crap for allowing this SEO company to work for us. So that was no help.
Unfortunately, that's often the case there -- Glad you found us! :)
I don't want to remove all links cause I am worried my site will drop even more.
I definitely understand where you're coming from.
Can someone please just give me some solid advice about how to make sure I am pulling out the bad links?
Without seeing them, the best advice I think I can give is to disavow the "obviously bad" links, but keep the ones you think are "grey" or "borderline" and see if you recover -- Basically, in your situation, meaning you don't "know" what's good and what's bad for sure, I'd "start with the obviously bad" and then "keep going" if necessary.
BTW: People are "fooled" often by [so called] "SEO" sales pitches, so don't feel bad or think you're the only one, because those who aren't "all over things" are often duped by hype and marketing -- I've been involved in SEO for 9+ years and it's tough for me to keep up with all the changes and "new ways" of doing things to make a site rank, even though it's what I do for a living.
Please, don't "get down on yourself" or do anything along the lines of "blaming yourself", because some "SEO" [used loosely] lacking integrity sold you on something so they could make money -- It happens all the time, unfortunately.
Welcome to WebmasterWorld!
Things are a bit different here ;)
[edited by: JD_Toims at 12:42 am (utc) on Dec 24, 2013]