marketingmagic - 1:50 pm on Jan 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
The links were the typical static site links.
It would appear that the pattern I'm seeing is they are building a wack of links (the first example being one of many, although not all are quite so extreme), for a handful of terms for a couple weeks, then pulling them down.
I think their argument will be that they think it's safe because they are only live for a couple of weeks.
But if I can see they links, even if they are dead when I check, I'm sure G has ways to see what they were when they were live.
It's still dangerous link building practices in my opinion though - not something I'd ever risk doing, but would like to get more feedback from others before I share with the client.