walkman - 4:21 am on Feb 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google will not penalize a site for buying text links, they penalize the site selling links, which devalues any links on that site. Sites getting penalized for buying links is a myth. There is no way google can tell if your link is paid unless they check your checking account.
Horrible advice, you will be penalized and only a manual review can bring you back up. They are not bound by any absolute certainty" standard, if it looks like bought links, you're out, and you have to prove to them that they are not bought!