Hey Guys, Recently at SMX, Matt Cutts eluded to Penguin 3.0 coming in the near future. Are you prepared? It is much better to deal with an issue before something happens rather than reacting to a penalty and scrambling to get your rankings back. We all know that Penguin is going to be focusing on over optimized keywords and spammy sites such as article directories, forum profiles, blog comment spam, etc. This isn't really anything new. But the thing this time is that Google has been VERY busy harvesting TONS of data thanks to the disavow tool and building a huge list of sites that are clearly violating their terms of service since they were designed strictly to manipulate Pagerank and increase rankings. I wanted to give back to the community and share my free Link Removal Guide to help people hopefully avoid being hit by the next update. I tried to make the guide as helpful and informative as possible. It covers the full process of removing links, performing disavows and reconsideration requests. I even include example outreach emails, example reconsideration requests and an example disavow file for you to download. Some main topics that I will cover in the guide: 1. How to identify bad backlink profiles without getting rid of your good links (don't throw the baby out with the bathwater!) 2. How to remove backlinks and repair link profiles especially while focusing on over optimized keywords 3. Creating documentation for your reconsideration request 4. Webmaster outreach templates that are proven to be effective 5. Performing Link Disavows properly and easily 6. Recommended services for scalable link removal to save you time and headaches 7. How to deal with reconsideration requests and example reconsideration templates you can use to expedite the process I am open to feedback or adding anything that people think would be helpful. I hope that this helps people avoid any penalties or help lift them if you are already hit. Virus Total: SHA256: aef032efb1a86693ed6474546f9a1b3067e97a2ee7334697c4a94d7f5283ed12 File name: Link-Removal-Guide-BHW-2014.pdf Detection ratio: 0 / 54 Analysis date: 2014-06-17 16:58:07 UTC ( 0 minutes ago ) Here is a direct link to download the guide: http://www.linkremovalguide.com/bhw Thank you BHW!