I'm just wondering what you all think about spammy backlinks. I know this technique is frowned upon, but all my sites rank between positions 3 - 5 in Google and those in top positions all have thousands of spammy backlinks from all sorts of strange blogs.
Now I know this is a black hat technique, but it does seem to work for these websites. For nearly 8 months they have remained in top positions and I just don't see how I can beat them with my few hundred links that I've spent 6 months building.
Yes, they can be knocked off the top spots if Google notices, but for the 8 months they have spent at the top means 8 months of good money. I am barely making any money by being in positions 5 - 10 for my sites, so if I can't beat them, do I join them?