Google has just released a new feature within Google Webmaster Tools that alot of SEO consultants have been asking for. The ability to disavow links. Disavowing links will now mean that Google shouldn’t ‘count’ that link to your site. If a former SEO consultant created spammy links that in turn caused your site to become penalized (think too much exact match keyphrases), now the owner or new SEO consultant can clean up the links quicker.
Take a look at the video released by Matt Cutts yesterday.