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Just can't get myself to do link development
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msg:416495
 9:47 pm on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

My brain hurts just thinking about link development...it's such a tedious, boring process. How do you guys do it to drive traffic to your sites?

 

bghtn




msg:416496
 12:53 pm on Jul 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi One! While I don't really have any advice for you..I would like for you to know I feel much the same way. Finding links has been a cumbersome process for me. I find a good link and then think to check back on it in a month or two only to discover I can't find it, unanswered emails, link locations changing, etc, etc,. I have thought seriously about purchasing something like arelis....however at the present I am writing original content for one of my sites and just waiting for quality requests to come in for my other sites.
I am not sure if I am hurting myself with this technique (because I know it is slow) but I will continue for now.

ryan26




msg:416497
 12:55 pm on Jul 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Dirtiest job in SEO but the most important. Try and think out of the box. Press releases, RSS feeds, PHONE CALLS. Every small step forward is a step in the right direction.

sem4u




msg:416498
 7:46 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is very important. Do it properly and you will reap the rewards later, though it may be up to a year for a new site on Google.

gordon jason




msg:416499
 4:02 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try using software for this purposes - smth like "linkassistant" or "areles", as bhtn suggested - it may help

Crush




msg:416500
 5:55 pm on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

"My brain hurts just thinking about link development...it's such a tedious, boring process. How do you guys do it to drive traffic to your sites?"

Everyone hates it. I realised that a few years ago at a pubcon. Everyone whinged about it and I saw my opportunity. Now we have a nightshift and dayshift getting links. Like ryan just said, the most important job.

Sophist




msg:416501
 5:10 am on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

I found that the email address arelis would find would be dead. I had very poor responses to the emails asking for links.

It saved a bit more time butstill wasn't worth it.

Try writing articles and submiting them to article directories. Include a bio at the end with a link back to your site.

check out this thread

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Dave

rakesh mosaic




msg:416502
 12:08 pm on Jul 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'd recomment submitting Articles to Article Directories.

Also do lotta Forum participations...

Link in your Signature file does count as one One-way link to your website. but keep in mind don't just keep registering with forums, add signature and forget...

this will be stretching it too far....

Jane_Doe




msg:416503
 2:16 am on Jul 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I love trying to get links. It is like a treasure hunt.

sit2510




msg:416504
 6:07 am on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>> My brain hurts just thinking about link development...it's such a tedious, boring process. How do you guys do it to drive traffic to your sites?

Think of $,$$$,$$$ in a year or two ahead. Great push, IMHO :)

CromeYellow




msg:416505
 12:36 pm on Jul 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm with Jane - I rarely get the time to look for links, but I love doing it. Every now and then you turn up a cracker, and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.

avi wilensky




msg:416506
 6:08 pm on Jul 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Link hunting is a real pain. Looking for relevant on topic links hurts even more. Buying links appears to be the most efficient outlet for many businesses.

What I find most frustrating is when webmasters/site owners overvalue their text link ads. Yesterday, a webmaster called me, claiming his site was the greatest thing since sliced bread. He had 400+ outbound links, and wanted $300 a month for a link!
Some webmasters have quoted me prices in the thousands of dollars.

Bottom line is it's difficult to buy something when a market price cannot be determined. Valuing a text link can be a real challenge.

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