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I bought 4000 links from links pages and 4000 links from non links pages ( I bought more but for argument sake here lets say 4000)
Links from links pages pfft. Links from non links pages rock. This of course is tested on google.
Take it from Uncle crush. Stop your link begging requests and if you do please get them on an internal page that is well linked from within the site. G can devalue links pages.
PS Do not beleive the bull from Google about buying links. Why do they think they say it? Because it works.
I think google is intelligent enough to know who is selling links
What if it's just about the rate at which links are being added ... and that rate being compared with the rate at which your competitors are getting links?
If you kept buying links in similar kinds of sites, and did it consistently every month, you'd probably still be at the top of those SERPs.
All the scare tactics is smoke and mirrors to hide the fact that Google uses a link based algo combined with trust.
How much did your positions go up?!
I agree with others too, I think you are playing a risky game, Google is a very intelligent company, and they have no problem penalizing sites.
[edited by: martinibuster at 11:03 pm (utc) on Mar. 5, 2007]
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Google is a very intelligent company
They have some very intelligent people, yes. But it's important to realise the limitations of "intelligence". Google doesn't have supernatural powers. Yes, it can probably detect and discount links under a "sponsored link" banner. It can probably detect other links as ads if they don't fit in with the theme of the site, are located in certain places on the page, or show a commonality with links on other unrelated sites (like text link campaigns with major text link companies some of whose inventory may already be sussed as sites selling links).
Don't discuss your links by gmail. Don't advertise on your site that you're selling links. Buy the right type of links, at the right places, via the right methods and Google will never know you paid for them.
They were all natural links and further validated by hundreds of delicious, digg, stumbleupon and other bookmarks. But many links were from blogs including some lower PR/less visited/lower quality ones.
Here's a tip I don't often give out: The best time to go on a link building campaign is when you've created some natural buzz.
By supplementing those natural links with some very, very carefully selected paid ones - a few thousand dollars worth, but not a huge quantity - I ensured #1 spot in Google for my every one of some very competitive terms that site targets. Will I keep #1? Probably not. But the barrier for someone to beat me is now very, very high. And the effort required to stay in #1 is a lot less than to climb there.
I am fairly confident that the intelligent Google is too stupid to spot those paid links.
There are less edges now - that makes it harder. If you have an edge, you're likely to keep it to yourself until the next person guesses it or someone posts about it. Anything all the way right up to the edge is fair game. Nothing has changed in that respect, just less of them.
You just took one of mine away, but that's OK, onwards and upwards.... ;)