tangor - 6:39 am on Oct 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Am I odd guy out? I don't worry about Google. Links are for value (out from me) and welcome from out to in... Maybe I am behind the times (and that's possible) but as far as I can tell any link is a link and that's all there is and whatever Giggle (sic) is doing makes no difference since the LINK EXISTS and voila! it EXISTS.
I never "give" anything away. I WORK at linking and get the same in response. The Gorg is not making me do it, nor do I spend much time with Gorg these days because the Bing is doing so much better (results). All the Gorg has at the moment is "pennyanny bucks" and a "rep" that is falling by the wayside. The Bing is catching up... don't put all eggs in one basket (and moan about it later).
Wheel is correct. Link out when it makes sense. That is what "hypertext" is all about. Do that. Don't do it for the Gorg because they have an "algo" for that. :)