So Google are trying to weed out the un natural links, paid links call it what you like. What Google are doing now is flying in the face of traditional marketing, and the BIG agencies will slap them down for it (in the Uk anyhow).
WHY does a guy sit in a bath of beans? WHY does someone run the london Marathon in a suit of armour? PUBLICITY that is why. and WHAT is publicity translated into in Web terms? LINK BAIT plain and simple. The traditional marketers from the offline world (Like myself) have promoted link baiting constantly from day 1. NOW Google think it is wrong
On the one hand they say create content worth linking to. On the other hand they now say, dont try to attract links by link baiting and false linking methods.
So I get 5000 backlinks because I write something that goes viral, and that is ok? but I buy 5000 backlinks and that is wrong. Google can’t tell the difference so assume that it MUST be crap linking.
Tis a sad day for web marketing when this happens.