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By now you've heard about SEOmoz's study of Google ranking factors, but what about negative ranking factors? Sure, positive factors such as the correlations between social media shares and higher rankingsearn a lot of attention - and they should.
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from SEOProfessionals 1239 Days ago #
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The third ranking factor to be aware of is the creation of outbound links to websites of disrepute. Providing outbound links to poor quality or irrelevant sites can cause severe damage to your site's value, not only in the eyes of Google and other search engines but also those of your visitors.

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