I am Switzerland (as far as it comes to reciprocals).
I have used them and will continue to use them. A great start to many sites ranking. But have read in many internet forums, including this one. that most people believe they are dead, or even devalue your site by google.
THEN I read that there is a whole sub forum on this site dedicated to the practice. If so many people believe that Google actively works against reciprocal links, why is this sub forum still live and people trading. Is it a conspiracy? What is the truth?
Anyone, any views?