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This is the first time I see this in a reciprocal link listing, and want to know if it is fair game or not.
I recently requested a link exchange from site XYZ. They kindly reciprocated placing my link, but when I go and check it out, I saw something I've never seen before.
The XYZ site has three different categories for their links. On two of the categories, when I place my mouse over any of the listings anchor texts, the URL that shows up is the XYZ's URL, but when I double click on the anchor text, the correct site appears. This is the same for my listing.
On the third category, when moused over, the listings show the correct URL for the site listed.
Is this a trick or somehow underhanded way to trick the search engines from spidering my link in their page?
Appreciate the feedback!
It is much better not to exchange links with webmasters who employ any questionable tactics or tricks concerning link exchange, eg. the one of xyz that you had reciprocated link with.
I see it happening on all the links on that page.
This table has also been placed in a page-wide H1 tag - ie the whole page is its own heading :-). In addition, every link on the page has been placed in its own H1 tag. Personally I'd be inclined not to reciprocate the link.
I contacted the site in question and politely explained the reasons for terminating our link partnership. I removed their link, and asked them to do likewise.