Letting aside the small players, even Verisign is buying links (not just any, but PR10 links, in Statcounter, left side module) for their PR and keyword weight ? Or is that just a Statcounter “move”, to hide the “action” from the bots ?
The links in the Statcounter “RECOMMENDED” section don’t have the nofollow attribute, so they are clearly sold for PR and keyword weight (there are several Internet Marketing companies in that box too, so don’t try to argue on this issue). Don’t even get me started on the amount of CASH they are getting for those PR10 links.
One more thing Matt … Speaking of text links and pagerank :
Reputable sites that sell links wonâ€™t have their search engine rankings or PageRank penalizedâ€“a search for [daily cal] would still return dailycal.org. However, link-selling sites can lose their ability to give reputation (e.g. PageRank and anchortext).
Ok .. I just told you of one such website, and i clearly argumented all my points.
Please deny their ability to transfer keyword weight and Pagerank. Can you do it now please ?