Planet13 - 8:19 am on Nov 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
One quick question; Out of curiosity, are those what could be considered "reciprocal" links, since it appears that you review a product / service on their site and ask them to link to the review on your site?
That might have some effect on it...
What I'm more interested to know is how long it takes Google to update the site-wide part of their algorithm.
The actual pages that have new links *have* seen some increase in traffic to a small degree over the past few months, but I haven't seen any site wide improvements except for PR values increasing handsomely.
I think maybe some people got confused about your use of "site wide", and thought that you meant they were lining to you from ALL the pages on their site. But here, you mean that you expect YOUR entire site to receive a boost from links to select pages, is that right?
I don't know if you can expect your "entire site" to get a boost - even if they are good links.
I think MOST of the links would have to point to the home page - or certain higher level category pages, and you would have to "sculpt" in somehow if you wanted to boost your pages across your entire site.