jemois - 3:42 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think google is smart...but not smart enough. They are aware about all the spammy linking techniques available today and they want to discourage people doing it. Let's say for example you close a partnership with some one who has a network of 50 sites. You also own 50 sites. Both of you are doing reciprocal links (three way) and suddenly all your sites and his sites get a lot of links. This shouldn't be penalized. He likes your sites and you like his. I don't find it spammy. G probably forgot that you could also hurt other sites by doing this kind of stuff. they have a lot of "signals" (like television signal, 3G :)))))) ) but i think they get to complicated in easy to manage issues like this one. We better wait for the next update since there a lot of high quality sites in trouble.