Paid Text Link Ads removed from our site
Some of you may have noticed: we removed the TextLinkAds blocks from our site over a month ago. We did this after becoming aware of the adverse affect it could have on our site's performance in some search engines. The paid text link ads were clearly labeled as sponsored links, but we failed to mark them with rel="nofollow" because we were told that this would violate the Text Link Ads terms of service. Once we found out we couldn't add the rel="nofollow" marker, we decided to pull these ads.
We also removed the single ReviewMe.com paid review page (which had been clearly marked as a paid review) a month before. We will not run these ad programs in the future.
I want to be completely clear: we have removed all paid link advertising content from our site. The links were on our home page and our 'gear' page - they've been gone for a while now.
If we decide to begin selling link-based ads in the future, we will be in complete control, and any ads sold will be marked with rel="nofollow" - and advertisers will be aware of this fact before purchasing ad space on Roadcarvin. Please see our contact page for more information.