Back in 2006-2010 I was heavy into internet marketing and made a living off of it. Things changed and I went off into the corporate world until now. I recently am starting a business and trying to rank my website but so much has changed!
From what I read here with all the google changes is that any site with spammy backlinks that dont relate to their contact gets whacked hard. I am in real estate investing now and I am researching my competition for the keywords I am attacking. The top 3-4 guys all have around 1,500 -2,500 unrelated spammy backlinks and half are no-follow. How are these guys ranking at the top when everything I read here says that they should be getting wacked out of the rankings?
Thanks in advance.