ZydoSEO - 1:52 pm on Sep 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
Building strong, quality backlinks is not really that hard. It simply requires more time and most importantly... something worth linking to. And these (time and effort) are things that the greedy webmaster looking for a quick return are simply not willing give up in return for great rankings. They want it now... and cheap... and easy.
Get out of the mode of thinking, "Where can I 'plant' an unnatural link to my mediocre content?". Instead spend some time thinking and planning your link building strategy BEFORE you even create your content. Before building a new site, resource, tool, or piece of content, think about things like:
Where can my targeted audience be found online?
Where online can I find visitors who will find my site useful and convert?
Which of those sites are complementary to my site and not competitors of my site?
Which of the sites that my targeted audience visits would be great sources of links for my site?
What content/resource/tool can I create that would be valuable to visitors of those sites where I want to get a link.
Then it's just a matter of building the site/resource/tool/content and making those sites where you'd like a placement aware that it exists. If it IS really great then the chances that they will link to it are good. If it is low quality or mediocre content then the chances that they will link to it are slim to none (closer to none).
So now days, finding great sources of links really comes down to building something great that cannot be easily found on thousands of other sites on the web. If you start with great content, the link building becomes much easier.