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Linked credit for free services - OK With Google?



5:02 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For example if a site offers free graphics, or some other product and asks that users link back if they use them?

How does Google view that?


5:25 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Good timing - just this week I read a clarification about this topic from a Googler. What I read was that as long as such a link goes to the site that provided the service, then it's fine. What Google does consider a link manipulation is something like a "sponsored" Wordpress theme - where the link(s) involved are sold to various different sponsors or advertisers.

I'm going to look fo that reference now - wish I had bookmarked it :(

[edited by: tedster at 7:57 pm (utc) on Feb. 24, 2008]


7:30 pm on Feb 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That sounds very interesting, now for that kind of hard work google allows the credit. Some sites are really good with their free products and services.

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