wheel - 2:03 pm on Nov 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
but, the advice for gaining spammy links (in my opinion) is absolutely crazy and surely short sighted. If anything you should know about Google if it "works" today it won't work tomorrow. And anybody who has been a webmaster for more than a minute, will tell you it is NOT worth the short term ride...
I disagree. It is short sighted, but not necessarily crazy, and may be worth the short term ride.
There's spammy. Then there's less spammy but purchased and automated. And then there's one up authority citation links.
I lean towards the last. But it's pretty clear that almost everyone is much more in the middle of those three, and perhaps leaning towards the bottom end.
The only crazy part is that many people don't recognize the risks of either approach. They either won't do anything unnatural for fear of being banned, or do the low end stuff with no regard for being banned. It should be about risk/reward appraisal. That's it.