Thank you for your visit. If you are here because of the New York Times article, published on February 12th, you can see those links on the right side navigation under “Links”. After a short discussion with Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, I have decided to remove these links from my blog. This is due to a clear violation of Google’s guidelines (please see here, “Paid Links“) and I personally am a strong believer, that search results should be as authentic and valuable as possible.
The JC Penny link for “dresses” has been removed from my blog, without my doing. I can only speculate why this is the case and who could have influenced this.