Planet13 - 9:16 pm on Jun 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
...or maybe there's so little content online for the terms where I find this method that, spam penalty or not, it's still among the few relevant results available and ends up ranking by default.
Well, for the example I was looking at, that could definitely be the case.
still, you have to think that any page that links to itself nearly 400 times (using different anchor text), it must have SOME negative consequences when it comes to flowing page rank, right?
maybe it's just a temporary loophole...