Buying Text Link Ads
First off, let me say that I do feel the frustration of search engineers when it comes to paid links and in the same breath I feel myself shaking my head in disbelief.
How many of my readers would run PCC on a domain what had expired or site that was dead?
Yet, how many people link to a site in a blog post because it was funny at the TIME. YES at the TIME…?
Take Dave from http://www.rentvine.com/ he did that video thing that Matt said was ok… what if you went to that video page you linked to a few months ago and he had 301′d it to his Homes for rent in California should the search engines fuck me over or Dave ??
What if Like Matt Cutts that likes Tireflys. http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/tireflys/ ??? If that was a paid link I bet it would have moved to the new site
Personally, I see both side of the story and Matt post about Brain Tumours was very touching, but if you dig around some of the other touching industries that have affiliates you will find Adwords running, or even this guy www.cancertruth. net that is running adwords for brain tumours that tells me there is not one, but many cures for cancer.
But they are all being systematically suppressed by the ACS, the NCI, and the major oncology centres. They have too much of an interest in the status quo.
From Matts Blog:
“If you put your user hat back on, I hope you’ll agree that you wouldn’t want a serious medical search for brain tumour treatments to be affected by inaccurate or uninformed posts. In fact, if you stumbled across these entries on the web, you might not know whether someone got paid for writing these posts. In the same way that a regular surfer would want disclosure to know if a post were paid, the entire major search engines also want to make sure that paid posts are adequately disclosed to search engines as well. Google’s documentation for webmasters gives examples of how to do that. I believe the vast majority of our users don’t want our organic search results for something as serious as brain tumours to be affected by links in paid posts.”
As I said, I feel the SE’s Pain when it comes to buying links, but we buy links to get on the first serp in Google just the same has buying adwords..In our eyes