canuckseo - 9:19 pm on Dec 30, 2012 (gmt 0)
I like the idea of encouraging links without actually requesting them but most small business owners barely have the time to keep their site updated with current information, let alone growing it hoping for new links. I know I blog a lot, writing what I think are useful articles and blog posts but they don't generate much in the way of extra links.
And this shows the basic flaw I guess you could call it of link building - if we relied solely on "natural links" (forget building links artificially for a sec) all you'd see are the bigger companies that can afford to build brand awareness and encourage links. you'd never see the mom and pop store because they are too busy running the store to think about their website.