goodroi - 2:47 pm on Nov 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
This makes me think of people asking about how to gain body builder muscles overnight. Some people think they can just take steroids and magic happens. Simply taking steroids does not magically turn a fat couch potato into Arnold Schwarzenegger. You need to combine steroids with good diet and alot of exercise to achieve great muscle results.
Top rankings are the same. Paid links by themselves typically will not do the trick. You need to combine them with quality content and a good user experience to achieve great rankings.
IMHO steroids are similar to paid links in another way. Quality matters. Injecting yourself with homemade steroids using dirty needles can land you in the emergency room. Buying massive quantities of off-topic paid links can send your website to the emergency room as well.