Interlinking is a bad idea. Use oneway links and the rel-me attribute.
Just couple quick questions
What have you found to be the best way to promote and link sites together between each other? What is the proper way of 3 waying links?
Also, how do you link different niche sites to one another so that your links and SEO is still counted towards being relevant instead of "useless backlinks?"
The social sites use rel attribute. The rel attribute defines the relationship of the linking page to the target page.
<a href="Example Web Page" rel="me">...
I've seen Google penalize big sites that had interlinking sitewide links. At the minimum I suggest to only link from the homepage and not use reciprocal sitewides.
Sitewides in general seem to be useless these days.
I've been doing massive crosslinking between my sites, on individual content pages.
I haven't seen a penalty from this yet, but I also haven't seen it rocket my SERPS either.
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So how does Google feel about rel="me" attributes, then?
Would it be worth using them?
I've been doing 1 way and 3 way exchanges both with same efficiency under different parameters of course for many years now.
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Most likely a penalty for sitewide interlinking is manual. Perhaps by using the rel="me" attributes you can use it as a defense in your reinclusion request.