These articles have a short author bio at the bottom of the article. A link to the author's website is usually included. Links to author sites never appear within the articles.
Since Penguin, I am getting a flood of article offers. Most of this content is crap. Some of it is "average" quality (which I don't publish). Some can be excellent, unique, highly desirable. So now I am deciding if I want to accept some of this content, knowing that I could be publishing links to sites that could have past, present or future manipulation.
I have a potential article that I really like and that would be very popular with my visitors. The author's site ranks #1 in a difficult niche and they don't have enough content on their site to hold that position from editorial links (IMO).
I have not seen any articles or discussion about the cautions that a publisher should be following in these days of post-penguin linking.
I think that a guest author should have a link so readers can go to his/her site and read more. I don't want to start using nofollow on links. I think that that is BS.
Do you have any thoughts on this or know of any articles/discussions?
Edited by EGOL, 30 August 2012 - 01:57 PM.