pageoneresults - 3:46 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm thinking only sites that buy more and more links each month will be penalized to get around this - a one off link buy would not be enough to trip this up.
I'd think the same thing - and a whole lot more. I'm guessing that Google has detected enough patterns over the years to determine whether or not there is competitive sabotage at play.
It's time for the Link Demolition Team to step in.