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    Blogs for Penalized Link Buying / Selling

    Hello,

    I'm looking for blogs of people who have been penalized for buying and selling links. I'm putting together a "Best of" compilation and I'm looking for as many examples as possible in addition to what I'm finding in the search engines.

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    On what kind of penalization do you mean? Google or something else...

    How do you know that site is penalized?
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    I know that www.johnchow .com has been penalised, even try searching his name in google.
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    Yep that's a news in air. But do you really think, he needs google any more. As i can see each and every site is talking about "johnchow" and you can easily get your way to his site through google.
    The interesting fact is - there is another site - johncow.com I will not talk about that in detail, you can yourself understand what this site is about. It's on top 10 for 'john chow' search!

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    Here's an interesting one.

    http://searchengineland.com/071007-173841.php


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    Try searching forums for posts about people being droped by google for paid links. You should find a few sites listed.

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    Problogger, copyblogger, johnchow and other huge blogs have been hit by this. Anyway .. I don't think they'll suffer that much. These guys are an industry. I got on their sites by following link recommendations from SP and other places. When you are good, people write about you. and google can't take that away, no matter how hard they try to use their monopoly.

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    Even the Chicago Sun-Times (which is a newspaper, not a blog) has been hit by the recent PageRank update, for those who are keeping track of this.

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    It looks like most of the blogs that were affected recently (to include wash times, and all of the other newspapers) were manually reduced rather than affected by a calculated update...at least that is what it appears like.

    Here is a good post on the matter: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/google-...ank-algorithm/
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