We did an article. In the article, we mentioned and linked to another website A. This created an auto pingback on website A with a link back to our article under its Response section (the usual wordpress ping)
1. Is this consider a reciprocal link which therefore, is not a quality inbound link?
2. We do not intend to use this strategy, but in event, if we encounter such auto pingback from more sites that we quote, is that a good thing or will we be considered 'spammy;?