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Just can't get myself to do link development

     
9:47 pm on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My brain hurts just thinking about link development...it's such a tedious, boring process. How do you guys do it to drive traffic to your sites?
12:53 pm on July 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi One! While I don't really have any advice for you..I would like for you to know I feel much the same way. Finding links has been a cumbersome process for me. I find a good link and then think to check back on it in a month or two only to discover I can't find it, unanswered emails, link locations changing, etc, etc,. I have thought seriously about purchasing something like arelis....however at the present I am writing original content for one of my sites and just waiting for quality requests to come in for my other sites.
I am not sure if I am hurting myself with this technique (because I know it is slow) but I will continue for now.
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Dirtiest job in SEO but the most important. Try and think out of the box. Press releases, RSS feeds, PHONE CALLS. Every small step forward is a step in the right direction.
7:46 am on July 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It is very important. Do it properly and you will reap the rewards later, though it may be up to a year for a new site on Google.
4:02 pm on July 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Try using software for this purposes - smth like "linkassistant" or "areles", as bhtn suggested - it may help
5:55 pm on July 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"My brain hurts just thinking about link development...it's such a tedious, boring process. How do you guys do it to drive traffic to your sites?"

Everyone hates it. I realised that a few years ago at a pubcon. Everyone whinged about it and I saw my opportunity. Now we have a nightshift and dayshift getting links. Like ryan just said, the most important job.

5:10 am on July 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I found that the email address arelis would find would be dead. I had very poor responses to the emails asking for links.

It saved a bit more time butstill wasn't worth it.

Try writing articles and submiting them to article directories. Include a bio at the end with a link back to your site.

check out this thread

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I'd recomment submitting Articles to Article Directories.

Also do lotta Forum participations...

Link in your Signature file does count as one One-way link to your website. but keep in mind don't just keep registering with forums, add signature and forget...

this will be stretching it too far....

2:16 am on July 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I love trying to get links. It is like a treasure hunt.
6:07 am on July 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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>>> My brain hurts just thinking about link development...it's such a tedious, boring process. How do you guys do it to drive traffic to your sites?

Think of $,$$$,$$$ in a year or two ahead. Great push, IMHO :)

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I'm with Jane - I rarely get the time to look for links, but I love doing it. Every now and then you turn up a cracker, and it makes all the hard work worthwhile.
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Link hunting is a real pain. Looking for relevant on topic links hurts even more. Buying links appears to be the most efficient outlet for many businesses.

What I find most frustrating is when webmasters/site owners overvalue their text link ads. Yesterday, a webmaster called me, claiming his site was the greatest thing since sliced bread. He had 400+ outbound links, and wanted $300 a month for a link!
Some webmasters have quoted me prices in the thousands of dollars.

Bottom line is it's difficult to buy something when a market price cannot be determined. Valuing a text link can be a real challenge.