wheel - 5:09 pm on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
Good thread. Haven't seen any comments about the placement of your links on other websites. Going after top of page, higher level, within a detailed write-up, etc.
I don't get into any of that. The sites I target for links are not interested in swapping links, and aren't likely interested in doing things from an SEO perspective. The sites I'm approaching are linking to me because they like the site as a resource.