I had a client a who asked me to link up a bunch of urls like fishing-charters.ca, fishing-charters-toronto.ca, fishing-guide.ca, all in all about 8 urls to his fishing site, through a 301 redirect. He was convinced this would increase his rankings for those keywords.
I was doubtful and thought it was shady, thought it might even hurt him.
Anyways he had it done, and his rankings for some keywords have gone from #3, #4 to #1. Does anyone know why multiple url redirects work in this day and age, and if its gonna be a permanent effect?