I know that a lot of people still have luck sending out emails asking for links, especially when they offer something in return like writing a blog post, but given that its becoming harder and harder to get links the old-fashioned way how do you go about getting them?
i thought we could share some new ways of getting links that maybe we haven't thought of yet.
my second favourite way is to forget about getting links on webpages, and trying to get them into emails instead. i dont think anyone has proved yet that links in emails get counted, but im sure that google would credit a link if it passed through gmail a thousand times. we already know that they process the words in some kind of way, because otherwise how could they put relevant ads next to them? so if you can write a little something which makes people want to email it to a friend, probably by offering some kind of personal itinerary or personalisation of a page, then it's pretty easy to get them to send it.
my third way is that old favourite, the widget. turning your RSS feed into a wordpress widget is easy peasy. all you've got to do is send it to Feedburner, which has an option to turn the feed into HTML. all you've got to do then is write a widget to print out the HTML to their wordpress sidebar. if you've got a widget about 'cars' and upload it to the wordpress directory then you could end up with relevant links on loads of other car blogs.