martinibuster - 5:32 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Agreed, it's bad. A link is a citation. A citation is defined as "...A quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, esp. in a scholarly work."
A citation is freely given. So YOUR job is to think of a way to get someone else to cite your website from their website. At it's most basic you are providing them a reason to link to your site by their own choice, without any compensation or any other consideration. At this time, with your level of knowledge, anything else will get your site penalized.