gyppo - 2:11 am on Mar 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
The guy should not have hired a shady SEO, and he should stay on top of what others are doing in his name.
I think what kidder is trying to say is that he had no choice to do this to keep his business afloat. If Google was rewarding the highest quality content & didn't have such a huge bias towards anchor text then it wouldn't have been as much of an issue.
Panda can do all it likes to fix this problem, but until they turn down the dial on anchor text it'll keep catching honest webmasters in the net.