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Widget Links - Help Clearing Things Up

7:27 am on May 11, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I have a question as I have been looking for answer for the past couple of weeks.

What would you class as a widget link?

So I work in a the lead generation niche and we generate leads for a number of different moving services. In the UK we have a number of sites like <snip> etc. who do a similar thing. Most recently I have been looking through their backlinks and noticed that a high percentage of their links come from their partners (builders etc.) who link back to their partner/reviews page via a logo. There is no no follow tag on the majority of these and these sites have 1000's of traders using their services.

Now I imagine the HTML is available via their partner dashboard. So is this classed as a widget link?

We have a similar set up where our partners can link back to their reviews page but I got our developers to add a no follow tag to the HTML. Should I re-think this?

Any help would be appreciated.

[edited by: goodroi at 5:15 pm (utc) on May 11, 2018]
[edit reason] Let's be careful not to accidentally out other sites [/edit]

3:18 pm on May 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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[support.google.com...] "Keyword-rich, hidden or low-quality links embedded in widgets that are distributed across various sites, for example:
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