jkwilson78 - 4:24 am on May 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
To me this just sends the signal that buying links does work to manipulate rankings and their algo is incapable of doing anything about it so they have to resort to this kind of stuff to try and scare everyone.
You can lose those rankings at any moment but it works.
I do confess to getting a kick out of seeing some well known "white hat" sites in the SEO industry that claim to be anti blackhat/paid links yet have run ads for years for some of the better known link brokers.
Guess, they're against the practice but not against taking their advertising dollars :-)