Many SEOs Feel The Minus X Penalties Are Back Link Related

Mar 24, 2008 • 8:06 am | comments (7) by | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

Backlinks and Penalties PollA month ago I wrote, Google's Matt Cutts Replies to -60 Penalty Thread at Google where I summarize how Matt said some links are hurting a particular site.

At that point, I decided to poll our readers and see if they feel that most of the "minus" X related threads and penalties are back link related or something else. Most believe the penalties are related to one's back links.

Here is the break down:

  • 47% said Yes (50 responses)
  • 28% said No Idea (30 responses)
  • 25% said No (26 responses)

My personal feeling is that many of those perceived penalties have to do with the links to the site. Just a hunch.

Forum discussion continued at Google Groups.

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