In the SEO world, backlinks are a great thing. Increasing the amount of backlinks pointing toward your site will help improve your site’s visibility in common search engines, such as: Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Even though increasing your backlink count is a good practice to have, sometimes where the backlinks come from can be an issue, especially if the backlinks are inorganic. The recent Google algorithm update called Google Penguin really emphasizes backlink origin and how you should check the backlink origins of your website to get better optimization within the common search engines.
To check if your site is overly optimized, I would like to bring your attention to a quality tool called the Over Optimisation Penalty Checker. This resourceful tool will e-mail you a report of the amount of bad/inorganic links that are pointing to your website. All that you have to do is to specify the URL of your website, along with the e-mail address where you would like the report e-mailed to you, and this quality tool will automatically review your website for you.