Planet13 - 5:23 pm on Jan 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Firstly, thanks for your input:
There is a difference in creating links and being given them freely. The art is for the generated ones to look like they are given.
I have to say that this scares me.
I say that because there have been about five people on this forum over the last several months who have asked me to look at their sites and help them try and figure out why they were penalized. (I don't do professional SEO, but they just wanted someone to loan them a pair of eyeballs to help them figure out what was going on.)
One thing those penalized sites ALL had were links that would appear to be very "natural" looking at first glance.
So the question becomes, what sort of art is involved for the generated ones to look like they are given freely?