I have been told that there are "free" linking sites that will help in where a site shows up on a search. The more links to it, the higher it ranks.
I guess my question is: Is this true and if it is, where do I go to be listed?
Any suggestions for a better ranking on a web search? I would prefer to be rather geographic with my advertising. I am a service business and don't need to be listed nationwide. I would like it if you searched within 100 miles of where I live and for what I do that my site would pop up in the first 5 listings.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Like most others I would prefer that I don't have to pay huge amounts of money to achieve great results.