Before the google update this month I was killing it with my blackhat sites. Unfortunately all BH sites got penalized, even though they survived all updates in the past. What methods do still work for you guys? I am in a very competitive niche (if not the most competitive) and this is exactly what google is targeting atm. No it's not payday but similar. I have the feeling that they are removing sites manually for the keywords like "payday loans", so even if you find a way to rank on page1 you will get removed.