Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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The most basic rule that applies to links is that if the links are related, they’re good. Just having tons of links that point to your site can be detrimental, but as long as it’s a inspection-specific web ring, a link exchange with NACHI, et cetera, it can only help.
Here's a quote from Google:
Fiction: Joining a link exchange or "free-for-all" link program will boost my rankings.
Fact: Linking schemes do not increase a given site's PageRank, and will often do a site more harm than good. Many sites that advertise link-sharing programs not only offer little value, but will distribute your email address without your permission, resulting in an increased volume of unwanted mail to you.
As long as you're not linking with "link-farms-usa.com" (a made up site), you'll be fine. The webring is a nice idea. Linking to NACHI and submitting your link to NACHI is a much better one (the more important the site that you're linking to/from, the more it helps).
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