lucy24 - 4:29 pm on May 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
But what about auto-links?
I just went over to the nearest php/bb forum and double-checked. If you've added a www page to your profile, then every post will contain a clickbutton that says "www". And in the page source-- which is what robots see-- every one of those "www." buttons is shown as a full <a href> link.
afaik, all those non-links are counted. I can't check directly, because the forums where I've got a www page in my profile all happen to be non-indexed. But I know that if I poke around the lower reaches of "links to your page" in gwt, I'll find things listed that any idiot should know enough to ignore.