tangor - 12:57 pm on Apr 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
This comes up quite often. Polite begs... er... emails to folks (not bulk generated) asking them to look at your stuff because it will enhance their stuff. Hard work. No easy way. I expend link search time on my ecommerce sites for that purpose and get a few.
Never spent that effort on my hobby site. Oddly, I have more links to my hobby site because others found it to be of value. The ecommerce sites do okay, but not nearly as well as the passion site. :)
Create what folks want, authority, ecommerce or hobby... and not just Google rank (and better be thinking Bing, these days, too) and those desired links will come.
All I can say is beware the FAST links and the PAID links. Those might work for a few weeks then tank in the end.