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hidden links purchased from some hackers who place links on other websites they do not own just because they hacked those websites
This is beyond black hat or spam - as I said, it breaks the law. If I found someone doing this and ranking well, I'd have no qualms about reporting them.Yeah, that's a report for sure. I never could be bothered to figure out how to report a site to Google. I will however take the time to call the webmaster that owns the site and let them know they've been hacked. And I have occassionally spent an hour or two following the trail of hacked sites and calling webmasters. That's even better than reporting it to Google, because it gets it cleaned up from the webmaster's site first, then Google will figure out the link is gone next crawl.
I had one guy angrily hang up on me when I called to tell him his site had been hacked.
And frankly, nobody's ever really happy with me when I call