joined:May 17, 2011
To give you a little backstory:
I was penalised in December last year for 'inorganic links' pointing to my website.
I have since backtracked and made a massive effort to have these links removed by contacting webmasters and the people who created the links.
This work continues but it now seems that Google has amplified this 'penalty' with an algorithmic component that effectively targets the same things (Penguin)
I am now becoming rather despondent as I feel that this problem runs too deep and that I will simply be unable to undo the damage that has been done. I have some excellent naturally garnered backlinks but they seem to have been tarnished by these unfortunate low quality links.
I am thinking that it may be best to abondon ship and redirect as many of the 'good links' as I can to another place. I am rather fond of my domain name and it is certainly something that people seem to remember and really associates well with the content of the website. I currently use the www version of the domain and the non-www version 301s to there. I have analysed the 'link scape' of the non-www version and this seems perfectly clean. What is the best way to cut off the link juice (good and bad I'm sure it will have to be) whilst minimising disruption to my users? Is this even possible without shifting to another domain entirely?