wheel - 7:00 pm on May 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
If you're complaining about link buyers like they're 'bad' or something, you're nothing other than the slow kid at school. Everyone else is just smarter than you. It's not their fault you can't keep up. Go sit in the corner and drool on yourself, quit complaining about everyone else. You're responsible for your own actions, not the rest of the class'.
You can buy links. Or you can get non-paid links and compete. If you're unable to either, don't expect Google to change your diapers. Expect your business to fade into the darkness. That's why they call it business. People that are better, faster and smarter than you will give you the business. People have been complaining for years about 'fair' and 'right'. How's that working out for you?
I'm getting thrashed by some link buyers. I'm pretty sure someone's paying to have some of my good links removed and replaced with theirs. And I've screwed up some of my own links. And asking for links ain't working right now.
I'm working on a project that is going to take six months to a year to complete. And when I'm done, it'll give me 30+ pr5-7 relevant organic links that'll pass any hand review Google can throw at it. All in an industry where you're working hard to get a crappy commercial pr3 link. I expect those links will be a game changer. And I'm working on fringes of some social media stuff, as organic as I can make it. That's going to take til the end of the year to kick over as well.
I dunno, what seems more likely to get me top spot in Google - all of that? Or clicking the 'report the bad people' button and hoping someone at Google is going to realize they're screwing up by not running their business in a way that benefits me?
Sit down, shut up, and start thinking about what YOU (instead of Google) can do that will get you more bigger and badder links than the bad link buyers. Evolve or die. If you're doing the same stuff as before and it's not working, grow legs or start making like fertilizer.