Well, only if you paid them because they will put you in their index page. Can you give source about this? never heard about that, can you please give us some clear explanation about this to help us figure out about this crawling rule of Google. Thanks! Stick? what you mean by that? hmmm... can you clarify this? By the way i have seen that many of you did not know exactly what you are doing. Link building is one reason why a particular site ranks well in SERP's and as well in PR. However, getting the link building strategy for your site will depends on the niche of your site because there are site who is less competitive with used keywords while other has it, that way they are boosting they ranking while others don't. You will see some link building techniques that might useful for your niche. Based on my experience not a particular link building strategy might be applicable to different niches.