explorador - 3:25 pm on Oct 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
I tried but I hate it. I've done very little link building and now I don't do it anymore. Why? because I still hate it. Yes, every new site needs a kick and that's where my old established websites help, there I put the first links if I think is relevant.
There is one site I built following the best advice I got here and that one launched like a rocket reaching what other sites of mine took two years. I mean mostly did the "build, create, publish and forget" and focus on adding great original content. Happy? yes but exhausted. One guy alone can do only so much. But I now see more clearly the power of great content.
I still get chills when I read those threads of "how many links did you get this week" that state that one should keep building links. I hate it and perhaps is one part of my obstacles. In my case I feel it was easier to exchange links in the past where everything was more difficult and there were more people serious about it. Now? many wannabes have their blog filled with copied content and links to "friend sites" and want to exchange with mine with their link on my front page with a big button, that's not fair. So I don't ask anymore, people want unfair trades, and I now ignore the petitions I get.
But don't count my case like a big thing of "another one with no link building case with good traffic", no no. My sites don't reach the amount of traffic most of webmasters here have, I'm still working on that but that is just my story. More and more I think I still have to polish the ability to see what subjects are worth writing a website about.