I know that this has been commented on by other people, but it's an interesting piece of "police action" on the internet - Google was irritatated enough by the pagerank scamming that syndic8 was up to that they've removed them from their index. Go ahead - Google for Syndic8. Notice how they don't come up? Bill Kearny, one of the guys behind the site, has managed to get them to appear on page one (down a few links) by redirecting from his domain, but wow - that's a penalty. The take-away from this? Don't go wild with your SEO tricks if you want to be found.