OK. I see some of my competitors getting backlinks from posts in blogs with the same anchor text in every blog post so I investigated further and it appears that they are paying the bloggers to write an article about them and include a dofollow link to their site with specified anchor text.
While this seems like a good idea for getting backlinks from blogs where the article serves as the related content to the target site and you can get links from blogs with a Page Rank of 5+ with good alexa rankings and frequent cache dates, when I use a web service that puts blog post advertisers in touch with bloggers that sell articles in their blogs I notice a few things that throw up red flags for me.
Each of these blogs has a disclaimer/disclosure that sates that they accept payments for posting.
Seems easy for the SEs to search for the disclaimer in the blog page text and ignore any links if the disclaimer is present.
They have a badge for "perfect money" accepted.
Same scenario as above. SE looks for the "perfect money" badge and ignores the page links if the badge is present.
The bloggers that are selling articles are just like other spam outlets. They have articles about fake rolex watches and #*$! enhancement.
Seems to me that if an article about your product and linking back to your site is on the same page as obvious spam keywords like watches and #*$! will only harm your rankings.
Any thought on how to buy articles from bloggers with backlinks without having to deal with the issues listed above without having to contact the bloggers directly as this would be too time consuming.
Is there a service that connects advertisers with bloggers that deals with a better class of blogger?