I know this topic has been covered many'o times, but I need to get a few clarifications on some things.
1.I know link farms are a bad way to go. But what about a program where you pay and your site included in a database that has over say... 500 other sites and links included in it as well? Is this just as bad as a link farm? How does this effect your link pop and rankings?
2. Reciprocal linking. Okay say I try to get relevant sites to link to mine and visa versa. How should I go about linking there site to mine? Should I simply create a links page,will that have any effect? Or should I have these sites scatered throughout my site? And what about my link to theres? What should I request of them to do with my link?
Thanks agerhart, but where should I put these links?
Most clients don't want to have links to other sites on there home page or none the less at all anywhere else on their site. So how do you work around that? Any suggestions on how to get them to do reciprocal linking?