I signed up to Google alerts for one of my sites a couple of weeks ago. True to form, I get daily alerts about which sites are newly linking to mine. The vast majority of the new sites linking in though are all in the same format and seem to be pointless links.
Each page linking in consists of snippets from 10 to 15 sites with the url address. The sites quoted are all about the same type of subject. The top level page of the site linking to mine is, in most cases, totally unrelated to the links page.
The font and format of the pages linking to mine are all the same, boring, no pictures and no structure. Just a snippet and an outward link.
Has anyone else seen inbound links like this? Could they damage my site because there are so many of them and of no real value? Any help would be appreciated.