topr8 - 5:51 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
it's a case of a little knowledge i'd think.
most seo companies from what i can see, pick up a few bits of information here and there (whether they be true or false) ... make rules out of this info for their workers to follow ... these workers then blindly obey the rules without giving it a second thought.
in this case, maybe the rule is when you write an article, link out to a high ranking site which is connected in some way to the theme of the article, so they do this.
... these people don't think, they follow rules.