I had a few small review type sites ranking on the first page of google. I had bought only one PR3 link for each of them all from the same directory a while ago (dumb but I was new to IM at the time)
Anyway only 2 of the sites homepages yesterday completely dropped off of google, however they were the only two actually making me money. One of them was making me about $200-400 a month.
Why were both sites hit all of a sudden? And if it is because of a footprint from the paid link, do I now need to change hosts? Is every site I make now gonna get penalized (all my sites are on one hostgator account) Can the sites recover?