ken_b - 10:55 pm on Feb 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Not sure I should go off on a tangent here, but I want to address the following comment...
who would want to link to a product site?
I link to product sites all the time without being asked, and even when I am asked. No return link asked for.
Here's why ...
The products meet the interests and needs of the people who visit my hobby oriented site.
These links go onto one of my links pages, they do pass PR, but I'd guess it's not much, too little PR, too many links.
More importantly they pass on traffic, good solid shopping minded traffic.
But not all "common interest" sites are "hobby oriented" sites, so even if there is not a hobby involved, there may still be an "common interest" group that fits with your product(s).
Might not work for your site, but well worth looking at. I tend to think if people are buying stuff, they are talking about it somewhere, find that place.
When you find, study it. That place might not give you a link, but some of the people posting there might well have sites of their own dealing with whatever issue/hobby/interest that your product is related to.
OK, back to your regularly scheduled discussion.
[guess I was typing while Tedster made his last post]