netmeg - 5:30 pm on Dec 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
I don't do a lot of link development. (I don't think I have the patience for it) But one way that has proven to work for me time and time again is to LINK OUT to people. Reputable resources that are an enhancement to the user. I don't make a big deal about it, and I don't even tell them I'm linking to them - but often enough, they'll notice that I'm sending them traffic, and they'll come check me out and link back. It *does* still work; I get a couple new .gov links every year, plus .ci.whatever.us type city or co.whatever.us type county links.