Greetings, I own a local computer repair / IT services shop that is fairly new (less than a year open but site has been up for 3+ years). I have been adding content to my site very slowly and all is original. I watched some videos on Youtube about SEO and Google. So what I did was create a couple pages that linked to the manufacturers of computer hardware (about 100) and I also did this with software (about 100 as well). I then did a search for all the computer discussion forums from general, to networking, linux, security, hacking, etc and made links to them. I plan on joining all of these, especially to the ones with SEO signatures and become a contributing member with each post giving a little bit of a link bump. I then found all kinds of computer/software how to pages as well as programming pages and linked to them. Finally I made a list of all the software that I use that is not from MAJOR publishers and wrote a review and a link to the page on the publishers web site. I also found some blogs but I don't know how to utilize those. I am also going to start writing my own blog in the future as I already have about 100+ posts ready to go and will probably post 2-3 a day of various topics. How do I get people to read this and link to it? Also, I've started to do a good bit of hosting and some web design. I have about 10 sites that I host. How do I effectively place a link on their site that says "designed and hosted by (my business)". What I have been doing is doing this in font size 8 at the bottom of every page. Is there something that I can do that is better than this or is this sufficient and will that link help at all?