mhansen - 6:30 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
The bottom line is that links as a measure of quality, is an easily manipulated fallacy. I'm still confused to why we're still talking about links?! That measure of importance should have gone away with meta-keywords.
But here's another blurry line on Google Slap evasion. Links for cash-like assets. Sooo, if you give something with market value (like fresh content, free goods, or a standing discount), is that more acceptable than cash.
Or... Maybe give away Chrome-cloud powered laptops, or Android powered phones to tech bloggers?