fathom - 12:23 pm on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
I want to believe this, but it seems crazy to me that so many sites in highly competitive niches are getting away with obvious link buying. Most of these sites are getting "text links" on the side bar from relevant sites, but it's obvious as hell its a Paid Link. We're talking phrases that bring in 100,000+ searches a month. Every single link is the same old thing. How do they pass the sniff test with a more rigorous Google?
Yes that is bizarre... could it be that competitors don't actually buy "paid links" for competitors.
If your "main website" is the one that has unnatural links maybe that's because competitors also don't normally own your satellite sites. (an example only).
If you deal with 3-way links maybe the unnatural links are these unnatural linking practices.