SmallTime - 9:43 am on May 23, 2002 (gmt 0)
I don't believe in hoarding links, I figure if a visitor finds a link to what he is looking for, they may come back. Chiyo has it, content matters. Even sites selling goods and services can offer good information - it may require rethinking their web site - too often they think in terms of the web being advertisements, and Google ought to rank their advertisement highly. I don't think so. Provide a lot of good information about the product, or the subject, or how to use it, etc, and you have content worth ranking. If you want to advertise, pay for it. The "consideration" a website provides is content, the visitor pays for that with their attention. Google is just a facilitator. Imagine a web without search engines when feeling ungrateful.