CainIV - 3:41 am on Feb 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Still, my anger doesn't do any good. The practical issue is how to live with it.
And that statement holds a ton of water in practical, everyday SEO terms.
Lots going on for lots of websites, lots that I would assume would be flagged, and most that isn't.
It isn't so much of a black and white rule.
It's more of calculated risk, knowing when to pursue, and when to back off. Comparing websites for what they do is about as easy as comparing felons and their sentences. Pointless, and out of context.
Some websites buy links and it works. Others do the same and it doesn't.
Some sites excessively link and it works for them. Others do and they receive penalties.
Due diligence is needed in today's SEO to chart both an aggressive and safer source to great traffic.