27 Apr '12, 12pm

Google Goes After Links In WordPress Themes

A WebmasterWorld thread has an SEO claiming he received a response from Google to a reconsideration request that the only way his site will be reincluded in Google is if he removes all or most of the links in those WordPress themes. He said, years ago, he partook in creating and sponsoring designs for WordPress themes. Part of that includes a footer link that says "designed by X" or something like that. You see them all over the web, not only on WordPress sites. He said, Google told him, to be reincluded, he has to get rid of those links from those themes. But this SEO says the themes are out there and he won't be successful in getting most of them to remove it. Probably most of the blogs using it are on auto-run and never get touched by a human. So what can he do? As Robert Charlton said, Matt Cutts did go on record about these sponsored themes in 2008 . But that being th...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/wordpress-theme-links-15068.html

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