incrediBILL - 1:12 am on Oct 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google updated their clay tablets, er um, guidelines today and the Link Schemes page was updated:
After reading this page it's obvious that not only is link building not allowed, linking to anyone from anywhere could be an issue because virtually anything on that page can be misconstrued as something problematic.
This one is particularly troublesome:
Widely distributed links in the footers of various sites
Which means following Google guidelines will break the license agreements of many free programs and templates where links to the author shows up on every page and removing the links could get you in legal trouble.
Plus the vague term "various sites" meaning?
Blogs all tend to have a common template used site-wide with the same links on all pages so are blogs lumped into "various"?
Head, meet desk: >bang!< >bang!<