internetheaven - 8:04 pm on Nov 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
The worry is that websites can be penalized for linking to a bad neighborhood
It shouldn't be a penalty though. Penalties are stupid. Things should be ignored.
If there weren't so many unethical "web publishers", the rest of us would be at the very minimum, 200% better off.
I'm saying that Google's solution to a problem has simply made it worse. Ethical, quality sites don't point out the good resources any more, only bought links and other artificially created links get you anywhere now.
I'm not saying I like this - not one bit. But I do understand it.
I understand it too. Google says you could be penalised for linking to someone, 99.9% of webmasters will stop linking to anyone without using a nofollow. It was a stupid idea to begin with ... just like all of their other great scare-tactics.