Regarding Google’s attempt to control the links that go to your site, Do you really believe information from a large
corporation who’s only income is based on advertising?
I just hate to see people undo their good relevant links because Google
wants to sell more advertising, and destroy the basis of other search engines seo analytics.
They are lying to you. They’re lack of traffic is from a set of
analytics that have messed up their search results in an attempt
to destroy the basis of analytics for the other search engines.
We actually get more traffic from outside links than we get from any
single search engine, if you listen to Google, you will also lose that.
Removing the relevant links will not improve your google search
results, and will destroy your standing in other search engines, and
any traffic from outside links.