wheel - 4:56 pm on Feb 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
But most websites don't have the quality original content required to get these kinds of links.
Yup, that's correct. that's why I said "I'm starting out with great content'. I spent quite a bit of time and money (though not outside the realm of unreasonable for even a sole proprietor - I spent more time than I did money) creating the content.
And I've got more content coming. I've got a calculator I want to launch that uses some statistics; I'm going to get that calculator live before I go back to the gov't sites to get lins as I think that calculator may make the difference.
But I've not done anything miraculous. I'm a small business person that started doing this as a 1 person operation from home. It just takes some work to create the content, and then some work to create the links. Two common notions are that there secrets to doing this, and that you can't outrank the big companies. Both are false.