ZydoSEO - 2:31 am on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm sure you'll "rock it" Wheel! I've watched your posts over the last 6-7 years since joining, and your link building ideas have always been inspirational to me. They always get my "wheels turning" (no pun intended) thinking about things I would never have otherwise thought of.
I watched this post sit for a few days with no responses, and I'm glad to see peeps jumping in now with ideas. I have some great ideas that have really been working well recently but can't figure out how to tell about them without revealing exactly what they are.
But "generally" speaking, I've been building out niche sites and getting them to rank. It's a medium tail EMD strategy. And for each domain, before I even start working on the site, I am first thinking about how I'm going to aquire quality links.
1) Who is my target audience?
2) What web sites do they visit online?
3) What resource or tool could I build that those sites would want to link to because they are useful to the visitors of those sites (and they likely don't want to take the time to create it themselves)?
I'm not thinking solely about getting links for ranking purposes, but also for referral traffic. I'm often getting 25% or more of my traffic as referral traffic directly from those sites linking to me even though my domain is ranking #1 for it's targeted keyword phrase (and a lot of variations and related phrases). There are no "unnatural" links acquired by placing links myself on other sites. All links are editorial, given to my site by other webmasters after having reviewed my site. If I think a link from another webmaster will never send me referral traffic then it's not really a link that I want now days.
Thanks for all of the posts. And keep them coming!