Whitey - 11:38 pm on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
When you're talking about your bread and butter, err on the cautious side, even if it grinds you to have to do it. If you're just playing around to see where the boundaries are, or you have enough sites that you can afford to risk tanking one, of course, that's a different story
We're now in a world where the link poster is liable to get punished as much as the link requester.
Thresholds and discovery methods can change. Plus, as the above sentiment indicates, it's double the risk for link "seller" and link "recipient", so the market will, for this type of thing, diminish. If the time required to assess the risk/benefit has become uneconomic, then I wonder if those exposed to the FUD and penalties would want to be involved.
Good quality articles will still persist, but I think the monetization of those is more likely to be along the lines of AdSense, no longer links, regardless of the follow status.
We all know that detection and effectiveness is the real issue - but who want's to play that game. Thoughts?