I am not trying to have a go at people especially newbie's, indeed i until recently was focussing too much of my attention on this method to generate traffic and revenue, only for penguin to cause my rankings and many many other's to drop off a cliff.
The point is i learned from that experience and have moved more into product creation, list building etc. to try and build a proper sustainable business model, but, other warriors some of whom have been here many years are still trying the same things.
To bring my point out even clearer there are some people who were doing well with seo pre panda/penguin, then lost their rankings almost overnight having used one seo provider, and then the provider shuts down for a time, re opens using "new methods" to rank and then same people are back again subscribing to the same providers service. I find that really strange, i mean surely that's a warning sign that this isn't the way forward in the long term. Does anyone here think that people should be made more aware about this, and to stop chasing a short term buck over long term sustainability and credibility, indeed why are some people doing this?
I am interested in other warriors views on this!
Kind regards Joel