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Jim Boykin & We Build Pages has evolved.... no more link buying. Explains a bit about why Pat, Rhea, Lisa & Quality Girl are there....

"Buying links passed the tipping point long ago… you must get over it, and evolve, or be ready to face what might be coming your way."
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from SEOish 2105 Days ago #
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Yum.

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from Mert 2104 Days ago #
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It feels like hell just froze over for the SEO universe.

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from DazzlinDonna 2104 Days ago #
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why is an old commercial jingle bouncing around in my head?  you know the one...for glad trash bags...as a thin trash bag breaks, a high pitched voice says, "wimpy! wimpy! wimpy!":D

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from mvandemar 2104 Days ago #
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Donna! That’s not nice!Think positively... like, maybe now Jim can join in a choir as a soprano, since those pesky cojones are no longer in the way.

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from 0thelisa 2104 Days ago #
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Aw, Michael, that hurts!

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from Rhea 2104 Days ago #
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Agreed... low blow Michael. You know this is hurting our black hat hearts, right (at least Jim and mine... Lisa and Pat are a little too pearly, hee)? It’s like a loss of innocence that we can never return to. Damn it was fun being a kid and mortgages suck! We can do so much more now though.  ;)

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from liamvictor 2103 Days ago #
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"we won’t be getting any more paid links for manipulating search engines"So what will you be getting paid links for? :-)

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from jswitzer 2102 Days ago #
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It’s clear that there are still a lot of sites that are selling links, and obviously at least as many buying them. I don’t think there is as much black hat involved the link trade as there is in the pyramid scheme of building multiple sites with the same or similar content just to have a url with the desired key terms, then linking all those sites to a number of other sites that are doing the same thing, creating a big WEB of links that all point to the same content on thousands of different urls. In my opinion that practice is much more deceptive than the buying of links, in fact at the root of the WEB is link buying since you can’t get into the web without paying, and the result of paying is nothing more than obtaining links.  By the way, if link building is black hat, then I want out. Link building without buying is one of the least rewarding positions in the world wide web. 

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from PattiTacardo 2101 Days ago #
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I’m glad to see that WBWP is adhering to Google’s rules. However, if I were one of their clients involved in the audit and suddenly found out that links I "purchased" via their service were now either going to be removed or hit by a nofollow, I’d be pissed! I can only imagine some of the angry phone calls they may be receiving from lots of unhappy clients.

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from webuildpages 2095 Days ago #
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actually no ones been unhappy. I think they’d rather be safe.

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from sza 1873 Days ago #
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Nice PR release. Stay ahead of the times by carrying the paid link torch when it has a cool renegade feel, then disavow them when company growth needs preserving and company image needs another boost.

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from mridout196 1873 Days ago #
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I’m sorry but I have to agree, this just reads like "look at me Google...I’m good". Usually a fan but not today :(

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