That is what was indicated. I don't think he said they always would, but he indicated that it can affect your other sites. That sounds like a manual penalty to me.
Originally Posted by whatthehell
The whole idea with being able to show all of the sites that a domain owner has tells them quite a bit about the type of person they are dealing with. I strongly suspect that they use these tools when someone submits a re-inclusion request. It could be a determining factor as to whether they remove a penalty or let it stand. If you request a re-inclusion request for one site that was violating G's guidelines, but you have 5 others that are still doing so, it could easily influence their decision.
It might have been in the same session where Cutts was analyzing a site and pointed to ring tone links in the footer, when the site was not related to ring tones or cell phones. He indicated that this was likely a reason as to why the site was not being indexed. Too many unrelated links in the footers are probably a trigger to indicate link selling.
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