Well duh, one way links are better than reciprocal, but reciprocal DO help...
So how come you don't show up on the first page of google under you 4 word key phrases???
Austin Carpet Cleaning
why would i show up on first page of google under the 4 key phrases you have chosen? you tell me?
btw, i'll remind you, you CLAIM to be an SEO
EXPERT! yet get black hat seo
techniques. you don't do simple white hate techniques, but you're saying you're an expert.
then you expect someone that points that out, to what, also be an expert, but where do i claim this? just because i don't have the top page of a keyword you have chosen for my site, doens't mean i am not right, that you simple are NOT and expert.
as mentioned, people should go google why link exchanging is BAD and then think twice about it. you'r giving your recomendation to this guys website, and if he goes more black hat techniques and gets punished, you will too. why run the risk when there is better alternatives?