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How do people pull themselves out of these link networks, if perhaps they don’t have control over those links now?
“It is possible to clean things up,” Cutts said, and he suggested people review two videos he’s done on this topic:
With this in mind I am very interested in removing our artificial backlinks. But our link builder is adamant that if we do this we will be flagged by google and penalized further.
He is claiming he did this for another client...and that client got de-indexed completely.
Jez...how many links? What percentage of your profile was affected? How fast did you do this?
Do you think you were getting an algorithmic penalty or do you think you just lost a bunch of juice? Pre-link building, our site ranked very well for our money phrase...so in my case I'm not worried about the lack of juice from these link networks...I'm just worried about a algorithmic penalty.
...people like Robert Charlton are now acknowledging "algorithmic penalties".
Sure...Cutts may infer that cleaning up your webspam will help your rankings, but another algorithm probably monitors statistical anomalies in your link acquisition and/or attrition rates... and adjusts your rankings accordingly to compensate for what they deem is unnatural.
So you impose an automatic penalty without giving the webmaster any chance to explain his position through a reconsideration request and then plan for a tool to let them disavow links!
If your site was affected by the "Penguin" webspam algorithm update on April 24th, 2012, and you don't think it should have been affected, please give us more details below
"It is possible to clean things up," Cutts said, and he suggested people review two videos he’s done on this topic:
So, do we still think that once the cancerous links are removed that we would still need to wait for penguin to be refreshed or would the site recover without the refresh?
But if they had already ignored unnatural links, this new algorithmic penalty action for such links, through Penguin, is totally absurd.
some are speculating that WPMU bounced back perhaps in large part to the media attention it got which in turn got it be be manually reviewed and 'whitelisted' by Cutts.