He said that he discovered that accepting articles with links at the bottom would get him in difficulty with the Google Penguin update. Frankly, I believed Penguin was largely about external incoming links, not internal links.
Here is what EGOL wrote:
Since Penguin, I am getting a flood of article offers. Most of this content is nonsense. Some of it is "average" quality (which I don't publish). Some can be fabulous, unique, highly desirable. So now I am deciding if I want to accept some of this content, knowing that I could be publishing links to sites that could have past, present or future manipulation.
I have a potential article that I really like and that would be very popular with my visitors. The author's site position #1 in a hard niche and they don't have enough content on their site to hold that position from editorial links (IMO).
I have not seen any articles or discussion about the cautions that a publisher should be following in these days of post-penguin linking.
Do you think EGOL and other publishers need to concern?
There are dozens and dozens of quality sites that consent guest posts and give recognition to the author by a link to their website.