| 12:15 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It's really interesting. :)
Can't say why they have done such thing,but I don't think that it is anything danger for you.
The link is one way and I feel in maximum cases a webmaster is not responsible for a one way link to his/her site.
| 12:17 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It should be harmless, if it's one link. OTOH, I'd try to get them to remove it.
| 4:43 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
They are linking to you for SEO reasons, the old link-out-to-relevant-sites routine. It's hidden because they don't actually want anyone to follow the link.
People are generally penalized for hosting hidden links, not receiving them. I don't think the search engines are able to spot those algorithmically, either.
| 4:46 pm on Sep 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Many people feel that linking out to a relevant quality site will help your ranking. He's probably linking to you with keywords he wants to rank for, but doesn't want you to get the traffic, so is hidden.
oops, looks like martinibuster beat me to it...
| 6:27 am on Sep 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Thank you to everybody!
So just get a themed link with some page rank from a page having only one outbond link ( my link)...
| 3:53 am on Sep 28, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Martini is correct. It's likely they are trying to get a benefit from the outlink to you, which means they think you are doing a good job in your efforts. Its unlikely that link could hurt you, and will likely help you in most cases.
| 2:35 pm on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)|
If anyone will be hurt it is him - hidden link is no no.
| 2:49 pm on Oct 1, 2007 (gmt 0)|