Qualify that with hahaha and we’re ok rogerd!
Thanks shanz for your input. I enjoy hearing about successes people have with their promotional activities and that’s what this is all about. Not only going for a link but also using it to bring extra promotion to your site. Turning a chore into an opportunity.
Is anyone having success with something like, “Ask an Expert”? Think of all the fields that this would work for, from cooking, and through golf, realtors or tour guides. Or perhaps guest spots in a newsletter. The more we talk about the need for content and content as king, the more opportunity we have to turn that around to something beneficial for both sites.
Think of all the discussions about Google as the main source of traffic and there’s been fear about this shared between us as a community. So again, I believe taking these linking chores we do to boost or position with Google and pushing the envelope – drawing targeted traffic, establishing relationships with other sites, and creating a solid presence in essence not only strengthens our position and eventual PR with Google but acts as a terrific buffer if the bottom should fall off like it has for so many others.
Look at the discussion started by Mayor now called, Link Leper [webmasterworld.com]. Here’s another twist that I believe reinforces the need again to think of your linking outside the box strategies. Follow some of the comments the discussion has drawn out.