|Think Im coming down with the Link Chaser Blues..!!|
Has anybody else out there ever experienced this before?
So here I sit all day long (approx. 10-12 hrs.) per day.... going from one site to the next sending out requests..... On some, when I hit their email all I have to do is paste my letter (very nice request) onto it and away it goes.. Then there's the ones where they want you fill out their application which is cool (some are longer than others)......
Then we have the ones where I give them a link "First" (sometimes that doesn't even work, never hear from them )...! I guess what I'm bitching bout here is (and yes I'm waiting for the flames to fly ).... I sit here for about 10+ hours a day "Chasing Links"......and by the end of it Im lucky to what, get back maybe 3-4, sometimes 5 (if your lucky) return confirmations for the day..!!! WOW, now THAT'S what I call getting paid for what your worth, to work 10 F....lipping hours in return for 4 or 5 links back for the day..!!! But then I realize it MUST be done, there really are no Short cuts here I know, and I know it takes MASSIVE amounts of time, and that there is NO other way..!!! But you know sometimes I just want to SCREAM..... Either THAT or drive out to my favorite Dump Yard and Bash in some Old Refrigerators with my Baseball Bat..!!!!
Sorry for the Ramble here everybody but, I just had to let off some steam...And maybe, just maybe I would feel alittle better if I knew that there was anybody else out there that has felt like this before...???? And if so then how do you deal with it....?!?!?!?
Has anybody else ever gone thru anything similar to this..???
Ya know I`ll be the "first" to admit that Im NOT the most patient man in the world, but I find it EXTREMELY aggravating to sit here for 10+ hours at a time Chasing after 4 or 5 links..!!! BUT I know there NO way around it either...... I think THATS what really Pisses me off the most....!!!!!
Sorry for the Ramble.!!!!
I tend to get "link chaser boredom" more than "blues," myself... but I totally relate. It seems like the most tedious task in the world when you're in the middle of it... and then it seems like the most pointless task in the world when you wait weeks after with virtually no response.
Thank You mivox....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
drive out to my favorite Dump Yard and Bash in some Old Refrigerators with my Baseball Bat
Better: Get a shotgun and some old teevees, dead computer monitors, etc. A watermelon is awfully satisfying, but the dead appliances are free.
You could paste over the screens with printouts of screenshots from the sites that never wrote back to you.
(edited by: mivox at 12:32 am (utc) on Feb. 9, 2002)
I would recommend that you just spend one hour a day on it and spend your other time on other valuable persuits/avenues. Just chip away at the stone and every month your links will increase. Use some of the 10-12 hours you are spending on soliciting links to create the unique content related to your industry that only you can create. You may find other "on theme" web masters contacting you for links as a result. Water the roots of the tree and the branches and leaves will thrive and take care of themselves eventually planting seeds of their own.
option two: Buy a bigger bat.
I agree. I rarely go after links that are less than a PR of 6. Its just not worth my effort. One 7, and all the 5's you could get in a year probably wouldn't change your own PR. The other links come naturally after awhile.
I get the same feeling - why am I doing this?
All the time looking for links, niche on topic directories and the like.
Then when you notch another point of PR and move up in the SERPs it all seems worth it.
I agree with Hunter and ggrot. There is definitely a point of diminishing returns when it comes to link chasing. The key is to increase your conversion rate on getting links, both solicited and unsolicited. Spend 9 of those 10 hours on content and your conversion rate will skyrocket.
Just for the record
Last week I got 37 successes out of 110 requests sent.
Where would I be without CUT and PASTE ?
Probably in a mental home :)
|brotherhood of LAN|
lol and in the beginning I thought I was one of a small collection of people doing what your doingg mr villagee :)
I do the same, but I rarely look for links. I do it about once a month
I keep adding to my site, and by the end of the month, a short time when Im happy with content, I'll go hunting for links
As my site has changed, ill make a unique 'cut and paste' letter, which I hope sounds personal enough not to be a spam-like email
I work down Google, i.e. type in biology and work my way down. I would say around 10% of the people I ask reply, and perhaps another 10% dont read the email because they dont maintain the site anymore. I guess another % are the wrong people at the site to contact, and dont follow through with my request. As for the other 70%, well, they probably didnt like my site or didnt bother with the effort required.
Apart from that, good search engine listings 'should' = more webmasters linking to your relevant content
The way I see it, its like the avalanche effect. In the beginning, the sole factor (i.e. you making the site) causes the avalanche. If this site carries clout, then who is to get in the way of your avalanche? :)
rubbish analogy, but the principal is true :)
happy cutting n pasting!:)
Many Thanks go out to --->>>
brotherhood of LAN
Your Feedback is Profoundly Appreciated !!!!
And to top it all off then you have the ones that Require you to give them a link to "Their Site" and then they will give one back to you "So they say"..... Problem with this is allot of the time "THEY Never" Seem to get around to doing it...!!!!!! So then I have to put them down on what I have dubbed "My HOT LIST" the ones that I have provided to link to but never one back in return..!!! So then I have to mail them back a few days later, see if they still wanted to make the Exchange, wait to hear from them, and if not mail them once more, on and on, blah blah blah..... What a pain in the....AAAA......rear..!!!!
Again .... Thanks everyone..!!!
I am new to this online linking and search engines, and right now I am trying to promote my site. I do feel the way you do, it is quite overwhelming to say the least.
I spend hours searching and linking and at times I have found that they don't even bother to add your url.
Search engines take forever, and linking is much work :(.
Well best of luck to you Village, just thought I would comment.
Village_Idiot, have a squiz at this thread [webmasterworld.com]. There are a couple of good ideas relating to finding that pesky link fodder there. If nothing else, it should help keep you sane for a couple of days, delving through all the niche link sites and directories that seem to get thrown up using those methods
At least this way, you should get more actual links added, although I find the value of them can be wildly variable
Thank you VERY much TallTroll...:o..!!!