Planet13 - 4:03 pm on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
With all the high quality SEO forums (like this one) around why are people still using tactics that the Florida update nuked?
The same reason I am sometimes TEMPTED to use them. Because I see a couple of competitors in the SERPs who rank ahead of me who have those types of links, WITHOUT having a single .edu or .gov link.
As sad as it is to say, in the very small niche I am looking at, crappy links still seem to do quite well, ala the last century. Unless open site explorer is somehow oblivious to a bunch of quality links to my competitors, in my niche at least, it's still "Hammer Time."