Coupled with the latest Google update, along with this I've taken a pretty bad beating today. Originally I had around 3,000 back links indexed and today I just discovered 5,000 new spam comment back links to my site which I did not create. The site is around 6 months old and was ranking around #25 for a 45,000 exact per month keyword. It seems like with all this buzz about negative SEO lately, some turds out there are very savvy to attack their competitors. I'm wondering why they targeted me at #25, when they should have been after the top 10. Regardless, I'm hoping I bounce back from this I'm nowhere to be found anywhere near the top 100 and being that it's a new domain I don't know how much hope I've got for recovery. Without a doubt whoever went out of their way to attack my site probably reads this board or one like it. Sleep tight knowing you've just damaged an honest man's income, karma will have yours. Between the rise of Negative SEO tactics recently, and Google's most recent update returning irrelevant results and damaging many legitimate sites I'd say Google has a lot of work to do to tweak it's algorithm to account for these things.