25 May '12, 10pm

iAcquire's deindexation was a chump move. There are plenty of link services that have been around for years untouched.

Trying to keep my white hat as clean as possible I had to consider many aspects of text link buying and selling from different points of view to decide on how ethical text link ads are in my opinion. So of course it is good to have some prominent SEO specialists to write about that topic. Nevertheless your opinion is too much SEO centered and not enough taking into account what's best for internet users. Even as a SEO I am an internet user in the first place and want my Google results to be clean and valuable. Also as a white hat SEO I often notice that my competitors buy links just for Google juice to outmatch me in the SERPS. Last but not least as online journalist I care about the differentiation between content and ads so we can still distunguish between ads and editorial content. I read Matt Cutts take on text links several times and have to admit that the Google posi...

Full article: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/buying-selling-text-link-ads

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