A week ago it was a report to Google about the busted link seller network. And it was not know which link seller right now. Matt Cutts’ head of spam tweeted about this that the link network they went after was “TLA linkselling sites.” TLS is popularly known as Text Link Ads. They are well known for older and more substantial and much visible networks.
Heck, I even had them on this site until I nofollowed my paid links. Also, in 2004 or so, my company build the software behind the site, mostly how they bill link buyers and pay link sellers but it grew into more. Keep in mind, this was all before the nofollow attribute, not that it matters.
That being said @patrickaltoft asked Matt Cutts, “do you mean link sellers in general or specifically ones hosting ads via Text Link Ads the company?”
Matt responded, “capital TLA.”
TLA’s home page PageRank is still a 6 but the link sellers may have taken a hit?
Are you a TLA link seller? Did you notice a hit? Are you a TLA link buyer? Did you notice a hit?