First of all, I want to say that I'm in IM for a long time, I've been reading BHW, I've been reading articles, I've been reading ebooks, I've been experimenting myself and now I can say, that I know SEO, I know backlinking strategies, I know pretty much what I need to know. (Thanks BHW ) But there's an unanswered question that bothers me every time. Everyone is talking "Don't blast scrapebox directly to your site, google will slap you" "Don't blast xrumer directly to your site, google will deindex you". This question has been asked probably more times, than "How to make money online" on the internet since it was made. So the question is, If blasting sb and xr directly to my site will penalize it, why not to blast my competitors' sites and get them out of index? From what I've read, everybody says - "If blasting your competitors will deindex them, everyone will do that, so it won't". Then why not to direct blast my domains? I know, google may "detect" if it's you, or your competitor, if you are using the same IP, same browser, but when you use VPN or proxies with desktop software which google doesn't know where it's located or who is using it, how the hell google will know if it's you or your competitor? I know, there's been lot of talk about this, but I never read any helpful answer. I never blasted my competitors sites, because in my opinion - it will help their SERPs. If anyone has experience in this, can you tell us, what's the answer? Why our sites will be penalized by direct blasts while blasting competitors won't affect them in a bad way?