I haven't used the toolbar in a very long time so I just now installed it.
None of those pages are grey barred.
It gives very little for much hard work.
Facts are meaningless. They can be used to prove anything. - Homer Simpson
Absolutely they will help you. I have only built a few sites but I have always used reciprocal with anchor text and I've always managed to get to page one with it. Just watch for dirty tricks like no follow tags on your links.
is link exchanges realy good for seo?
I think you might find some enlightenment here: http://www.webproworld.com/search-en...cal-links.html
I have already made link exchanges, but google has rated it poor. but it may be that you're right