wheel - 10:01 pm on Oct 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Congrats to Jim Boykin on running this site. Jim is amongst the foremost link builders in the world. Jim was the first person to ever teach me how to build a quality link and I'm only one of many people Jim's selflessly helped. I've got plenty of friends who will relate stories of how Jim's helped them out.
Most of the links in this thread: [webmasterworld.com...] are 2012. I wouldn't touch most of them with a 10 foot pole. Here's where I'm getting links in 2013.
1) Speak at industry conferences. If you have to, go to toastmasters. The networking you'll get as a speaker is unmatched. I recently spoke in front of a bunch of bloggers, and one attendee writes for a national daily newspaper. They're doing a 3 part series on my niche, quoting me each time. My first link has already been published. And I've networked with other people who I will be hitting up for a link in 2013. Networking=links.
2) I'm setting up an affiliate site in a niche related to my main business. But first (as I've noted before)I'm going to set up an advertising network for bloggers. I sell ad space for the bloggers. It'll take a while for the ads to roll in but once they do, I can get either a link or a guest blog post from every single blogger in the niche - because I'm their ad guy. Works every time.
3) I'm holding a national 'I made up a day as national bulls*** day or whatever'. On that day, every blogger in my niche is going to write a blog post. In exchange, they get links as participants in 'national bulls*** day' from 3-4 of my better sites (all pr4/5). Free strong backlinks just for a blog post? Yep. And what do I get? I'm the guy who gets links from national media as the organizer of national bulls*** day. Caveat - I stole this idea from somewhere else,and the guy I stole it from is ranking all over the place right now. Feel welcome to substitute 'national bulls*** day' with something like 'national educate consumers on my niche' day. You can tack this on to existing 'days' if you like and spin it as 'organizing bloggers'. It gives the national media something to write about.