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    linking question


    I have a link on the bottom of every one of my database driven website pages, linking to the artists website who did the art for my site (about 400+ pages total). I also have a link at the bottom of his webpages (I redesigned his site), to my website (about 100 pages total). I don't think this linking will help rankings much, but could it hurt rankings?
    I put the links to my site up about 2 weeks ago, and now i've completely dropped from the top 300 for my keywords on 3 of the 9 datacenters when I checked today. I know everyone says to hold on and wait, but I actually increased rankings from #19 to around #16 for my keywords during this whole update-fiasco, and never dropped or disappeared like others.
    I'm not linking for link popularity, but my site sells items with his art on it, so it'd only make sense to link them. Is this just too many links, and should I create just one page with a link on it? Just perplexed here...
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    Your photo is starting to get grey hairs on my computer - stop worrying!

    Interlinking is the question - how many sites interlinked makes Google angry?

    Your are doing 2. My GUESS is that they don't care about 2. Cause many doing affiliate programs have done exactly what you are doing.

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