How Google PENALIZED My Sites for Selling Links (And It’s Not Exactly What You Think)

Yes, that’s true. I got caught by Google for selling paid links.

You are probably already aware that Google is taking the obvious measures against paid links.

I have a couple of niche web sites; some of them hardly got any traffic, but they all had nice Google PageRanks. There was a time I was selling paid links with Backlinks.com which made me a small stream of income every month.

However, one day I woke up and saw a popular site of mine dropped from PR 3 to PR 0.

“It must be something wrong! I never used any blackhat SEO methods!” So I checked my other sites.

But to my surprise that all my sites listed in the Backlinks.com are down to PR0. Then I realized that I’ve got a PageRank penalty from Google. …Click to Continue →

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