I run a [snip] and am considering commercialising an idea for a link strategy that could benefit our [snip]customers. <this is not a product plug...research, research, research...please read on>
Customers are invited to join a program of reciprocal linking.
To avoid becoming a link farm, customers should not be able to choose every other member to share links.
They should be able to choose like minded businesses by reviewing member profiles.
Links are automatically established on the member website.
Sometimes the link would be reciprocal, because you assume Online Stores are likely to choose other Online Stores to share links, but not always.
Anyway, my question is this; is this a bad idea! And, more pertinent to my subject, all our customers are hosted on a single I.P. number and I wonder whether this could be a red flag to the search engines?
[edited by: paynt at 6:17 am (utc) on Mar. 12, 2003]
[edit reason] snip url and keyword [/edit]