I got an email earlier today from a guy who wanted to do a link exchange.
In the email, he claimed that he’s added the blog already and goes on to say this:
By looking at my stats, it looks like today I have sent you 10 visitors but it may change by the time you receive this email.
So, out of curiosity, I check my SiteMeter.
No referrals from his address.
Nevermind the fact that I didn’t see a link to me on the site
Moral of the story: If you want to exchange links, don’t make a bullshit claim. It’ll just get you mocked.