first post - Thanks to admin, moderators and members for a great SE resource!
I used ffa links in the past to get more visitors, and they ended up helping with link pop - I had some good listings with google for a few weeks. When checking other sites linking to me, I found many of the ffa pages.
I stopped using them, due to info I read here and at other forums. Since the google shuffle, I am getting very few referrals from google and goohoo - they are falling every day.
I am tempted to use the ffa links again. I can get thousands of links with very little effort. I need to get back to where I was with traffic.
Would this be the wrong move? I feel I would get good short term results from google, but will this hurt me more in the long run with the other engines? I don't have many good listings with any other SEs. (I am currently going over my site, trying to re-opt and re-sub shortly - any help here also greatly appreciated.)
Checking my site at SEW webpage rep calculator against other sites, many of the keywords are similar, such as "links." I know this queries AV, but should be similar theming with other SEs, I am thinking.
If this type of theming isn't hurting other similar, high-ranking sites, why shouldn't I do it?
Thanks a bunch for any comments/suggestions.