Originally Posted by JMOT
They'll fix that hole well before they fix the backlinks issue in GWMT eg just being able to tick a box saying "delete these links from counting" allowing fast easy cleanup to keep mr cutts happy.
Even if GWMT had this functionality, can you imagine being in the soul destroying position of having a negative SEO
campaign against you and your website/business and having to manually sift through and tick/un-tick thousands if not 10's of thousands of links to stop your site from being de-indexed or penalised?
If they (Google) want to stop artificial (over-)optimisation of websites, they need to discount links from providing any
authority/metric in organic search - both positive AND
If links can carry any such authority (positive or negative), then this skews the whole organic search results of Google, which can't be what Big-G want even if more businesses are forced to use PPC, as this will eventually force general users of Google that are getting non-relevant and out of date websites/articles when browsing the web to go to competitor search engines for better results, leaving Googles business model of promoting PPC and their future in ruins.