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Don’t let the title fool you - I’m not against buying links. In fact I buy them quite often for clients. However I am frustrated time and time again when searching for good links. I find a great site in which there is an opportunity to buy a paid link but am scared off for one reason or another. Here is a rant of sorts as I list several things that bug me regarding those who sell links.
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from DariaGoetsch 3771 Days ago #
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Good article David. There are so many details that go into link building and link buying. I like your observations and agree, don’t make selling links obvious.

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from GerBot 3770 Days ago #
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I love it when you see stuff like this. Kinda throws water on all the scaremongering about Google’s ability to see hidden, site wide, footer, irrelevant links.

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from toprank 3770 Days ago #
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C’mon David, "Things that bug me..."??? "Things that piss me off..." works much better. :)

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from JasonBarrett 3770 Days ago #
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I have noticed these very same issues lately as I browse for links. It is definitely a case of Buyer Beware. It’s your own fault if you don’t do a little research first. But who buys links anyway? :)

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from dbrooks 3769 Days ago #
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This is such an important topic. I agree with much of what is written. But, I have many contradictory experiences with buying links, especially site wides. It still seems like sometimes a sitewide buy really works and sometimes it really doesn’t. Kind of a crap-shoot... I think sometimes we overestimate Google’s capabilities.

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