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Re: Lost Keyword Positions Since Moving To New Host - Part II
Apr 1, 2011 3:10 PM
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Crawling, indexing & ranking
Yes, paid links are bad.
Also, from the link above and in Google's words, this is also bad:
Excessive reciprocal links or excessive link exchanging ("Link to me and I'll link to you.")
And this is what you're doing. I'd
get rid of the big announcement about it.