philipjterry - 4:00 pm on Dec 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
Excellent clarification - thank you. What other branches are there outside link beg? Link Bait and... Any other coined terms...?
One thing I have been doing lately is honing straight in on sites with phone numbers in the whois or contact info *first* seeing as I find making personal contact my main strength and leveraging the power of picking up the phone.
Once I prioritize sites with phone numbers I then proceed to check for defunct outbound links....
Does anyone have any inkling which pitch carries the most persuasive weight - broken pages or broken outbound links? I'm guessing pages if they are internally linked from other places in their site. They would appreciate it more if it's a big breakage.