Discussions on black-hat forums indicate that the Russian link network SAPE links has been penalized by Google. Webmaster who used this network indicate that their website rankings have been downgraded. This wouldn’t be the first time that Google penalized a link network.
The risk of using link networks
Black hat websites are full of services and tools that sell link packages. For example, one website sells 400 one-way backlinks for $798. The package includes a number of Facebook Likes and Google +1 clicks. There are many similar networks.
During the last months, Google has penalized many link networks and you should avoid these networks at any costs if you want to get high rankings that last. Google has made it very clear that they are against link networks and paid link techniques.
Just use common sense: if you can find the link network, Google can find it, too.
Short sighted SEO techniques vs. real search engine optimization
If you use link networks, paid links and other spam methods to promote your website, your website will get high rankings for some time but you will get major problems as soon as Google detects your methods:
If you use search engine optimization methods that play by the rules, it will take a little longer until your website gets high rankings. Fortunately, these rankings will last for much longer:
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