thedonald123 - 3:34 am on Jun 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Every website I create starts off with a "resource" page. That's the only way I know to get links in the beginning. I look for semi-quality sites in my niche to exchange links with. Never understood how so many people can be state so positively that exchanging links don't work. It's always worked for me.
Ecommerce sites might have it harder. But, reference sites like mine, what's wrong with listing other resources?
At least it's worked with Google. Bing is always extremely hesitant to send traffic to my new sites until they've been around a year or two.
Recently, since Penguin, I've started filling the resource page with non-exchanged links to quality websites to camouflage the few which are exchanges.