Hi there, Everyone:
I am thinking of launching a major survey with the hopes of getting some quality information that will be link worthy. Also, I hope to get inbound links related to my site from other sites encouraging people to participate in the survey. So the link gaining process would come in two "waves":
First Wave: Links from related sites encouraging people to take the survey
Second Wave: Links from educational sites that will link to the survey results, once they are ready.
I wonder if I should put the survey on my main site, or whether I should put the survey on a separate domain / wordpress.com site that then links to my site.
I don't have a ton of links to my main site right now, and IF I am able to get a large influx of links in a short time by promoting this survey, I worry that too many links too quickly might have a negative effect.
Also, I wonder if for psychological reasons, it might be easier to get other sites to link to a site that is dedicated specifically to the survey. I worry they may not want to link to my main site since it is primarily commercial in nature.
Of course, this could all fall flat on its face and I might only get a handful of links.
Any thoughts on how to make this a success? What incentive's can I use to get related sites to link to the survey in the first place?
And do you have any software recommendations for easily managing the survey taking and the results?
thanks in advance.