InLinks Will Fail Like Others Have Before It
There's a lot of hubbub about a new paid link program from the MediaWhiz folks. I'm on the side of everyone that thinks these links will eventually be detected by Google. My reasons are simple: if the system works it will attract enough use that such use will leave footprints. It's sort of like an investment system that works until so many people know about it that the market adjusts to account for the new trading patterns.
There are two flaws with the system that I see. Admittedly, I'm going off what I've read. I'm neither an Inlinks publisher or advertiser so I have no first hand knowledge.
1. Advertisers will not be smart about their text link usage. They'll target a small handful of key words leaving obvious footprints in their wake. Only a small percentage will actually spend money on poor links to balance out their purchases.
2. Advertisers will be at the whim of what other links the publishers accept. Even if the advertiser takes all the necessary steps to establish anchor text that is natural looking, their efforts will be in vain when the same publisher accepts other paid link offers from advertisers that are not savvy enough to hide their tracks.
I guess only time will tell...