I see that one of our local websites, that I link to, quite freely as another Thanet resource, is trying to capture search traffic by putting "Thanet Life" in its banner. It could of course be an innocent coincidence!
Imitation is of course the sincerest form of flattery but given the one-way traffic between the two sites, I don't think the website author realises what impact on his own traffic - plummeting sales of wheel chairs - might possibly result if I were to 'metatag' his website's name and remove the link on the sidebar opposite.
As you can see here, I'm happy to publicise any local website and have never given any thought to the subject of competition, as you decide where you want to go on the Web not me. But visibly trying to hook new visitors to a site that also sells advertising, by trying to tweak the search engine 'Spiders' strikes me as a bit "off."
Should I remove the link from here to the website in question? What do you think?