Does Google penalize sites which blog for profits?

My current interest is reading stuffs like these.  Yesterday, I was so engrossed reading the debate over at Calacanis’s site.  I love anything that is controversial and wow, can he stirs the hornet’s nest!  I read every single one of the comments because I am one of the postie for  PayPerPost.  Part of the cancer.  :P
I certainly cannot plead innocence if I get penalised by Google one day.  Google doesn’t negotiate and nope, you can forget about asking for a second chance.  So, I better read, learn and know what can happen before the big hammer hits my head.

Today, I google the above question and it leads me to Matt Cutts’s site.  You better know who is this guy ‘cos he knows almost everything on Google.  Listen to his word if you want to survive or succeed with your Adsense.  Meantime, I will be the guinea pig and test out the limits.  Not that I am earning tonnes of money from Adsense yet.

Sadly, I can’t understand a thing how this works:

What if a site wants to buy links purely for visitor click traffic, to build buzz, or to support another site? In that situation, I would use the rel=”nofollow” attribute. The nofollow tag allows a site to add a link that abstains from being an editorial vote. Using nofollow is a safe way to buy links, because it’s a machine-readable way to specify that a link doesn’t have to be counted as a vote by a search engine.

I seriously, seriously am confused.  Is Matt saying :  Don’t mix Adsense with other things?

Come to think of it, does this mean  that regular Joes (ok, Janes) like us will never make it?  The SEOs experts rule and we pick up the crumbs?  Anyway, it is still fun to dabble in stuffs like these.  Learn and be more confuse, I mean.

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