Quote Originally Posted by tke71709 View Post
No, it means that you need to ensure that your client is aware that the methods that you are using to get them to the top may not keep them at the top once Google catches on. If they are OK with that then great, if not then they should be using white hat methods to get there.
Yes, thank you for the clarification but I do understand that already. I'm looking at what it implies.

The implication: There are methods you can use that could cause rankings to get squished, perhaps those methods would get a competitor's rankings squished.

However, if you read the posts above yours, you'll see that I don't actually think that and I agree with what eppie and David S think.