callivert - 4:20 am on Aug 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
Will they ban you if you don't follow their rule?
I think these days, when we talk about a Google ban, it can mean anything from a drop in SERPS (-30 penalty, -950 penalty) to being completely de-indexed.
If Google figures out that you sell links, then the worst that will happen is your links won't pass PageRank to other sites. That's not a ban. It's not even a penalty.
If selling links got you banned, then a company like Text Link Ads couldn't exist.