A cousin of mine has invested in 30+ websites and he has been ranking well until all hell broke loose. looking at the sites, majority of the PRs = N/A Links shows by SEO quake are about 100-200 junky links BUT the domains are all from 2007-2010. He has been told by his Ex SEO guy that the sites were flagged by Google and no one can do anything !! 1- could a domain really be flagged to the point that it will NEVER rank again? My consult to him was: 1- clean up junk 2- good link build up with relevant niche blogs, social media link, PR and wiki 3- new content and possibly new wordpress theme on all the sites and we might have a chance. would u guys agree? or would we be better to start fresh?