Makaveli2007 - 1:48 am on Apr 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
am about to read this whole thread (thanks for sharing wheel!), but this here
"And I emailed them with specific details on how their visitors would be looking for information found only on my site, so they should make it available to their visitors."
basically sums up my idea of link building completely:
1. you need to figure out a way to create a really useful (and unique) piece of content for a certain group of people
2. however that only matters if there are also webmasters who are willing to share that useful piece of content with the above group of people
(either b/c they're altruistic ...or... b/c they have something to gain from it and know it (e.g. someone with a money making site that has linked out to usefulc ontent before knowing that the benefit he gets from it > then giving out a link)
I think its all about finding a way to get a certain group of webmasters to share something you create and put on your site with their audience.
If you had the remedy for "really bad disease X", then you could target all sites about "really bad disease X" (whose visitors have or know someone with really bad disease X), and they would very likely share your remedy for "really bad disease X" with them....which would equal a link.
(Of course having a remedy for a disease is an extreme example, but it also shows that the more useful your piece of content is the more likely itll be shared/receive a link)