internetheaven - 1:28 pm on Jul 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Having high quality content. If your content is unique and the best available, then quality sites are more likely to link to it.
Yeah ... from an article they're writing which starts off listed on the main page then ends up in the archives. The linking page will end up Pagerank 0 with no external links and a handful of internal links.
Links from "quality sites" that are free tend not to be a cracking spot on their main pages. You write good content, you get a mention in an article somewhere.
I'll take a manually obtained main page link from a lower quality site any day!