[thelist] SEO Proposal

Bob Meetin ontheroad at frii.com
Tue Nov 7 11:05:23 CST 2006

Mark A. MacInnes wrote:
> Mark, Not an expert yet myself but on the fast-track learning path.  There are many forums out there you can probe for advice.  I subscribe to www.highrankings.com, posted a query this morning along related lines.  Virtually every article I've read and every post I've read stresses the importance of having other sites link to yours, the numbers vary, some will simply say 'many', others will say 'no more than 50 per page'. It's a little ambiguous. You also will read about link farms, and how/why to avoid link farms. I have not done this, will not comment.  
> The bottom line seems to focus around two fronts 1) develop quality content and get others to naturally link to yours, and 2) if #1 is failing or taking too much time, you may need to focus on going after quality links yourself.  Be on guard against spamming techniques.
> Over to comments from the wise amongst us - Bob

> Hey,
> One of my clients has just received a proposal from an SEO company. They 
> have no experience of SEO whatsoever and I, and my colleagues, only know 
> some fairly general points about SEO. One of the points in the proposal 
> is extremely worrying to us:
> - Create a high number of (80+) websites to create reciprocal links to 
> the company website
> Now I remember reading that Google finds this type of thing basically 
> evil and that Google banishes websites from its index when it finds 
> companies doing this. Unfortunately, I can't find any links that prove this.
> Does anyone have any experience of this or indeed know for sure if this 
> is the case?
> Thanks in advance!
> Mark

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