From my blog entry:http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2010/10/ancestry-labs-your-chance...
Ol' Myrt here heartily supports the new thinking at Ancestry.com regarding the links to Web Records defined as links to tens of millions of new records from hundreds of websites deliver a one-stop search experience.
When I suggested this to an Ancestry.com official in a telephone conference after the FGS 2010 Conference in Knoxville, he immediately shied away, recalling the problems with caching content from other websites sites in Ancestry's now defunct Internet Biographical Collection. This new Web Records option lists a link, that one must click to go to another website for the content.
The new Web Records option effectively removes the problem where Ancestry was keeping all the traffic, robbing the other website of click-throughs. Giving credit where credit is due is sometimes challenging with emerging technology. I think Ancestry.com's got it right this time.
Web content providers can opt out of Ancestry.com's Web Record feature, but I think they'd be nuts to do so.
Why close any door that can drive visitors to your family history site?
The potential for sharing your message with other genealogists is greatly enhanced when a bigger genealogy website like Ancestry.com can guide them to your site.
After all, Ancestry.com sponsored Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC here in the US, not us smaller genealogy website owners.