seo_joe - 8:20 pm on Jun 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
From what I've heard, I don't think sitewide links are looked upon favourably by Google as of late. I don't think you'd get penalized but it may only count as one link or maybe not at all. It definitely won't count as much as a bunch of unique links. So, if it gives you traffic then I'd try it out but keep an eye on your rankings just in case.