Is WP Theme sponsoring effective?

by Adie
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I am heading to running a very big authority site and I am considering sponsoring some themes for backlinks. Any feedback on this is highly appreciated.
Thanks
#effective #sponsoring #theme
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I can't remember who it was, but I think Google went after a theme developers sitewide links in all their free theme footers sometime last year (2012).

    Maybe someone else will remember who it was they went after?
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    • Profile picture of the author EdwardDennis
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I can't remember who it was, but I think Google went after a theme developers sitewide links in all their free theme footers sometime last year (2012).

      Maybe someone else will remember who it was they went after?
      It was WPMU, Yuk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    I never heard that one.. need to do a little research.
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  • Profile picture of the author EdwardDennis
    Maybe, and this is a BIG maybe, WPMU was penalised because the link was pretty much on every page. What I would do if I were to sponsor a WP theme, I would only place the link on the homepage (I'm pretty sure that's possible).
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  • Profile picture of the author pjman
    I would stay clear. Hundreds of penalties were dealt out for that. It will only hurt you.
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