mike2010 - 1:59 pm on Oct 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Very good piece, cnvi.. I appreciate it.
I'm still kind of anti the 2 way reciprocal route though.. A couple years ago I did everything legitimately with LinksManager.. Had about a 1000 links reciprocating. Had the pages all SEO'd out and everything...but my site was NOWHERE to be found on G with my main keywords.
A month after I canceled LinksManager and removed all the links from my site... I catapulted all the way to #1 ! Kind of sneakily, I never sent out an email to my 1000 linking partners...telling them that their links wouldn't be reciprocated anymore. So for several months after that, I was still #1 for my main keywords...as I still had a good portion of the 1000 links still pointing towards.
Currently (about 2 years later) only about a 100 of them are still linking.. But I still have decent keyword position.
So , to sum it up...my experiences with the 2-way have been crappy. but 1-way has been very good.