> "Roy Schestowitz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Stacey wrote:
>>> "Paul Burke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> There goes my day for looking for Link exchanges :/
>>> That was the whole problem with PR. People relied to much on it instead
>>> looking at the quality of the site for a link exchange.
>> I don't exchange any links (I do not /think/ I do anyway) and when you
>> about it carefully, you should never need to spare time on artificially
>> boosting your rank/s.
> Do you give out links to other pages and do they ever extend a link back
> to you? That would be considered a link exchange. I feel there isn't
> anything wrong with link exchanges. I have them even with competitors. It
> is a way to bring you visitors more than what you can offer. I do not
> exchange links to just anyone.
I can think of two blogs where, over time, a mutual link came about. It was
never negotiated; we kept track of each other's stories.
Going back to that main topic, the experience of browsing without PageRank
is rather odd. I land on Web sites whose popularity (and hence reliability)
I am unable to estimate. It becomes an issue when I download or run a
script, or when I read questionable text. I never realised how helpful that
tiny green bar actually was.
Roy S. Schestowitz