Reply to @m2webs: I’m not suggesting that anyone should do black hat seo for their business, I’m just saying black hat SEO does work but it depends on your strategy.
I use GSA for my own sites, 1 out of 30 have been hit. No GSA itself hasn’t been hit hard by penguin 3.0. However, people that do not know how to use GSA properly HAVE been hit.
The people that have been hit are the people that have no idea what they are doing when it comes to link building and think GSA is an easy tool to build mass links, a good example of a screwed campaign which I see noobs running is when they build article links or profile links that point to a blog comment or guest book - it just doesn’t make sense.
You have to think logically, in a natural way and obviously I’m not going to advertise exactly what I do here.
If, as you say ALL GSA links have been slapped, then every single link building tool including SENuke etc would all be useless now since they build links on basically the same sites in the same way. And this would mean black hat seo is dead… which is totally incorrect.
I’m guessing you don’t use black hat methods, otherwise you would know it’s not a ‘Tool’ that get’s slapped, it’s the way you build the links.