ogletree - 11:04 pm on May 18, 2006 (gmt 0)
If you ever rank for any half way decent term your site will be scraped to death and you will get a lot of weird links. Google knows what these are and does not penlize you for them. What Matt is talking about is an obvious joining of a link exchange scheme. It is ok to trade links with people if the links make since. Just don't create a directory on your site only linking to sites that do the same thing. And for sure don't use some out of the box program to do that. They can detect those like blinking red light.