dougwilson - 1:28 pm on May 31, 2013 (gmt 0)
Aside from possibly "guest-blogging to high quality sites" where someone invites us to write.
I've always considered those "How to get seen, get back links, get authority... ." recommendations unsound
It never made sense to me how "I" could create a good link to "me".
It turns out it wasn't good advice. I wonder if people will remove all their old "Expert Advice" articles telling other people to do all that nonsense.
I still think it's best to write for people, and link for people.
As far as finding negative links and referral spam, peruse whatever stats programs you use. Visit site, get ip address...
WMT's is useful if we expand all and download, publish and paste it somewhere where we can see it clearly. My WMT log shows about a third referral spam sites linking to me, which I ignore.