I have been doing some thinking and research on what helps vs hurts my site rank.
All the buzz now is, of coarse, the social networking idea.
From what have gathered, this alone is not enough. Google likes external links, but RELEVANT links, not link farms or just sticking an Electrical contractor on a site that may also have florists, etc.
That being said, what do you think about sites like "Merchant circle"?
Do you suppose that it would be seen as a link farm?
I swear my presence took a hit after signing up there!
What say you?