Every now and then, something happens and a blogger has a hard decision to make.
- On the one hand, he wants to provide a link to another blogger so his readers can see for themselves what he's writing about.
- On the other thand, he does not want to give the satisfaction of a link.
It's easy. It's satisfying. And it's fun. And best of all, accomplishes nothing in the long run, so it's safe!
Suppose you want to provide your readers with a link to It'sAPundit, but you don't want It'sAPundit to get another link. What do you do?
Easy. Instead of using http://www.itsapundit.com/ use http://www.basilsblog.com/?url=http://www.itsapundit.com/
Here's what happens. I get a link from you (I'm a link-whore) and code on my page redirects the reader to your source. Your reader gets to the page you want them to see, but the destination doesn't get a link from you.
Oh, and this works for any page on any site:
True, it really just gives this little blog more links, but hey, wouldn't you really rather link here anyway? And not to them?
Yeah, I thought so.