We have a building company - company.com.
We have 60 offices across Australia and NZ.
We have two corporate websites company.com.au and company.co.nz.
These were older style sites in frames etc and not good for google.
So we created a 'local site' for each office on a separate domain - eg www.company-maroochydore.com.au , www.company-capalaba.com.au etc.
We then just link the corporate site to these local sites. So if they go to the local site, then click on an office and where they used to get a page just talking about that office, it now goes to their local site.
My question is this - on each local site - if we have a page which lists all the other offices and then hyperlinks to those offices - will this be classified as black hat - a link ring or something like that?
Obviously it is all legit as we want people if they go to a local site to be able to see all the other offices - and then click on another office and be taken there if they want.
So any advice would be very helpful/
[edited by: goodroi at 12:49 pm (utc) on Jun 8, 2012]
[edit reason] Please no specific urls or keywords [/edit]