Planet13 - 3:50 pm on Jan 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Anyways my point is that if you are not a big boy with millions in your pocket...
Yeah, my competitors are, for the most part, small sole proprietor shops that bought links early on, vaulted to the top of the rankings based on those spammy links, and then were able to get natural links from the simple fact they were at the top of the SERPs.
Balance everything especially when it comes to links.
Ahh... "Everything in moderation - including moderation."
...but still low quality links are still considered votes and especially when balanced with high quality ones the profile can have a much better effect.
Thanks for the reminder. A few other people have mentioned that around here, too.