Does Google really know who buys links? A discussion has evolved around an occurance where someone found evidence of a site that wasn't in the top 50 but after "spending around £10,000 per month (a rough guess) and amassing 200,000 back-links in a couple of weeks" shot up to the number one spot.
And Google hasn't pointed any darts at it yet.
So, some folks are wondering. Are buying links really naughty? Can you stand up and do it in the wide open, flaunt your booty and buy the number one spot?
A New Age Of Seo - Link Buying Taken To The Extreme, Who says you can't buy the Google #1 spot? discussion at Cre8asiteforums rallies the curious.