Chard - 10:53 am on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
My industry's leader disappeared from Serps in this update, presumably because he had 36,000 inbound links, many of which were paid for from 2 or 3 sites. I checked Google links to his site today and it has dropped to 27,000, but I don't think they've finished yet, there are still thousands of links from 1 or 2 sites showing and he's still not back in the Serps. Even so, it's a big drop in recognized links. I'm not gloating though - a while back when "links were king", I looked enviously at his inbound link count and investigated how he'd done it. Thinking that I could do this too - until I noticed that these links cost $20 per link, per month? per year? can't remember, but I ran a mile! Thank God they weren't cheaper, I might have been able to afford it and done it as well.