maximillianos - 11:31 am on Sep 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
Penalties for gaming the system should be permanent. If a site achieves a certain amount if success and inbound links from traffic it received via black hat tactics, the penalty against that site should never be lifted, or at least some sort of penalty should remain to be fair to all other sites in that niche who are honest businesses. Or perhaps all past inbound links should be nullified after the penalty is lifted. Or at least a percentage of them since they were acquired during the time the site was gaming SERPS.