Makaveli2007 - 8:52 pm on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
I find leadegroot's point interesting. What are Google's rules on paying for links that are truly relevant?
If you use the no-follow tag on a link like that will Google not mind?
Then again, you'd clearly out yourself as an SEO? or not? (just as a knowledgeable webmaster maybe)?
I think it's simply a reward vs. risk thing (well I'm sure this is nt exactly new to you lol), so why not try that technique with 1 or a few of your sites, so that in case you take a blow only sites that you can afford to get hit with a blow would get hit? In other words a bit of a portfolio approach (in case y ou can make sure your sites won't be seen as belonging to the same person).
Maybe in some niches youre in, the reward would be really high (b/c all of the competition does it and you have a hard time competing without paid links)...its all a reward vs. risk kind of thing in the end.