Msg#: 4170455 posted 9:36 am on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Welcome to WebmasterWorld. ;)
What other ways are there? It's easy to say "create good content" but that's not always appropriate for every site, particularly for ecommerce sites.
Become the site you want a link from Nevertheless, you can still leverage good content with a blog which will help interact with the existing community of bloggers who may be among those likely to use your product. For instance, if you are an outdoors product site then creating a non-salesy blog about camping tips would be a good way to become the site you want a link from. Becoming the site you want a link from has many variants.
This forum has a library [webmasterworld.com] of some of the best discussions about link development. It's not apparent because the link is really tiny. However this is where the link dev library [webmasterworld.com] is and it may give you some ideas.
Msg#: 4170455 posted 9:40 am on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
There are a whole string of possibilities why your site isn't improving including:
1. The opposition is just too good 2. Your site is badly optimised for the keywords that you are checking 3. You are getting links that are "nofollow". (some people are still paranoid about this based on out of date views of how Google works) 4. You aren't allowing enough time for your site to be reindexed