atlrus - 3:49 pm on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
The burden should be on Google, not me. I haven't done anything wrong. For a decade I've provided quality local news to a hundred thousand unique visitors each month. Now I hear warnings that doing the right thing could get me in trouble with Google. That's why I'm looking for a solution.
Then do the "wrong" thing?
I really don't understand what kind of solution you are looking for. "Here is my friend's website" is perfectly legit link, I don't see what the fuss is all about.
If you are that scared of Google - nofollow the link or don't link out at all.
There, plenty of solutions, just pick one.