Hissingsid - 6:31 pm on Nov 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
I'm still wondering if Google ignores links from certain areas of templates, or perhaps any links that are in any sort of duplicate area on a site.
I get the impression that links in the middle of unique on-topic articles, with the target keywords as anchor text, are far more valuable than links in a sidebar or other block of links. It used to be that there was some cumulative effect from many links from the same site with the right anchor text but now I'm not sure that these are counted either at all or as much, not sure. I discovered the power of multiple links from the same site when I left a genuine comment on a site that was built on WP and had "recent comments" on every page.