wheel - 2:25 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
I always wondered how to get links. Seems we are missing something.
I'm unsure if that's sarcasm :). I'll assume not.
There's lots of ways to get links. My way is the way that any small business owner can do on their own. It's no tricks, mostly just hard work.
I start with very specific, top notch content that no one else has. It has to be on my subject, but doesn't have to be related to my money making aspects. Google doesn't know that people link to me because of my content - they just now that authoritative, relevant sites are linking to me.
Once I've got the content, I just start asking. There's a million different ways to find sites to get links from. This time I'm just going to wander around doing searches on Google to find sites that will give me links.
Sometimes even reading stuff here, there's so much information that one doesn't know where to start. If you've read all the posts here, then this step you'll see how I specifically apply those steps.
Once you've actually done this, then you know what works. THEN you'll know what SEO firm to hire if you decide to outsource.