Recently, I've seen numerous threads popping up asking about neg. (negative for those who can't determine that) SEO, how to do it.. where you can buy services for it blah blah.. All the usual "newbie" (that term is within my own profile.. pfftt..) chatter/questions that you'll get on any money making based forum. A lot of the threads will also say stuff like: Well of course I'm going to say that... Because Neg. SEO is both a waste of resources and a waste of time - Unless you're planning on hitting a BIG competitor with a couple million links and either investing a few hours and server resources or spend a few hundred dollars to build that kind of linkage.. Then quite simply: Don't. Why? Because it takes Time, Money AND Effort. Time you say... How can it take time if I spam a site with 100k links? Well... The standard G Algo can be manipulated by spam pretty easily, all you have to worry about is Penguin - Which so far, has run between every 2 and 5 months (or so..) and when you're running affiliate sites (because let's face it... Most of you are) OR running some kind of black hat site that's been copied or "stolen" grr.. those damn people have no ethics! *cough* It becomes pointless.. Instead of spending the money/time on destroying someone elses black hat site, why not build 5 more sites that'll take the top 5 positions, away from said someone else. Again: Only do Neg. SEO if you're looking to take out a big, actual competitor over a longer period of time.. Otherwise you may as well just spend the money and time you were going to spend on doing that negative SEO attack on actually doing SEO, rather than the negative kind. .RantOver. Peace.