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As far as the Google webmaster guidelines is concerned, Google is not completely against people buying and selling links. It should be done by adding the no-follow attribute. The problem is when people are selling and buying links that pass page-rank. Your site may get penalized if you are buying links just to achieve better ranking, but if you are buying as way to advertise by adding the no-follow attribute which is rare, it's not going to a problem.

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I agree with this, arold, but, as a sidenote, I've actually found that links with the nofollow attribute still do pass pagerank under certain circumstances. Upon acquiring another website, I linked to it from DaniWeb with a nofollow link, and traffic quadroupled within two months. No other links or promotion of any kind. This was back in 2008ish.

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