Joined: 04 Apr 08
19 Dec 09 1:45 am
If safeguarding your long term investment is important then why chance it. Remember the paid text links a year or two ago? Whether Google take much notice now or not doesn't mean they won't in the future, in fact they are very likely to clamp down on this more and more as time moves on.
They know every seo trick in fashion and so it's just a matter of time before they catch up or feel the need to come down hard on such activities. When they do, you shoot to the top if you are one of the good guys :-). Fwiw, spinning unless it's done very well is also very easy to detect so even this will have it's day sooner or later.
This doesn't mean it isn't worth taking advantage of at the moment but if your site ends up doing well then make sure you also add a good number of original content links as well. I have nothing much to back this up but the way I look at it is Google are not stupid and it's very easy to weed out all the common seo tricks, so the day it is of benefit to them to slap all those sites then it will happen and happen fast. My guess is mix in a few tricks with some hard effort and you should be ok.