The purpose of this API project was to generate backlinks to my website to increase my web presence. But now, I read that widget links can be hit by Google's manual actions as well as penalties. And I really do not understand any of this.
Is there a solution to this problem and a way for me to be able to offer this really useful widget with video content highly linked to websites while being able to guarantee that I get some kind of follow-up link in exchange for the Dramatic use of the server that my widget will need on my servers?
The code uses
.load('http://example.com/page') where example.com is my domain. It would be really better not to offer secret API keys as I target wordpress users and learning curve for registration and implementation of access keys to API could deter the adoption of widgets.
Can I determine which https websites use my script with some kind of code? Or are there any other tips on how to implement backlinks without incurring penalty?
Here is an article about Rand at Moz's widget backlinks. It contains great information, but I do not think it definitely answers if the brand logo backlinks in the widgets are still safe.