shep_man - 9:09 pm on May 31, 2003 (gmt 0)
I had a real eye opener in regards to linking. I was searching for general links and I found a site that was definetley on topic actually a directory for the business I am in. They demanded (very strongly) a reciprocating link so I was a bit hesitant in giving them a link. I checked there site after they said they had it on their site. They had my site listed on the third page for that catogory with 75 links on each page. I figured that any page rank increase would certainly be very little but I figured I would let it go for a while. Anyway I was talking to one of my customers that bought an item over $1000.00 I asked the customer how he found my site and he told me about the directory that he found it in. Just recently I checked my referal logs for this month. I got about 300 referals from google. I got about 500 referals from the directory site. I think I will gladly let them continue to have a link on my site.