McMohan - 6:46 am on Nov 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Only the links Google trusts count
Its all just hot gas. I had been watching a PR8 directory for some time, whose sole benefactor was a PR9 non-English site. Whats more, that link on PR9 site is invisible and the site itself looks spammy. On top of all these, I made a paid link report to Google through WMT some 3 months back, but even after the latest PR update, that site is not affected.