bhartzer - 2:59 pm on May 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
An SEO agency, iAcquire, has been banned in Google for buying links on behalf of their clients.
iAcquire was cited as the agency behind Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporationís link buy request emails. As noted in the comments below, this is probably not the first time an agency has been banned because Google believes that it has bought or sold links ó if thatís why iAcquire was indeed banned. We still donít have an official word from Google on this, but it seems the most likely explanation.
However, itís also likely the iAcquire was banned not for buying links but because Google believes it actually does control a paid link network or operates at least in significant part as a paid link company, despite iAcquireís denials. [searchengineland.com...]
I have to say that this I believe this is a significant turning point in the SEO industry--almost as big as 2002 Google PageRank/Searchking lawsuit [searchenginewatch.com...]