Hi guys, I've been focussing on some other non-SEO projects for the past few months but now I'm getting back into it. Has anyone noticed how Google has moved on (apparently) , as evident by the amount of subtle spam now ranking for 'payday loans' in both the UK and the US? Eg go here:http://paydayloanscashadvanceonlinea.com/
(there are about 30+ others just like this all interlinking)
Look at where the links point, they pretty much all rank on 1st page on Google.com and Google.co.uk. Seems to just be a web of interlinking 301 websites built on pure URL anchor text, or variations of the brand name - noticeably very little/no keywords in the anchors, even on spammy tiers. I can't see many authority or manually built sites there....!
Anyone using only this method to rank? I've been increasing my % of brand/URL terms but never gone 100%. Giving it a shot now. I love it when I find links like this, it shows that despite the hot air Google is still only a shitty robot. Whoever owns that network, if it's the same person, is ranking for number 1 in the UK and USA for most payday loan KWs. I know there isn't as much money in it now, but still.