ogletree - 2:10 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
Mike the problem with your statement is that your saying big companies are doing it so we should to. Big companies live by different rules. I high authority site can get away with a lot more than somebody else. Your wrong Google does not just filter 10k backlinks from off topic. They can ban you. Like others have said you can get a penalty from backlinks. There is an entire off shoot of SEO now called Google Bowling or negative SEO.