Blog Archives for the Link Development category

Buy, Borrow, Beg, and Barter: Techniques for Link Development

I’ve quoted this before, but it’s worth quoting again (many more time most likely) “How do you ask for a link? Asking for a link is about asking if you can do business with somebody. Links are much like currency on the web: If you …Read More =>

Link Harvester Hosted

Aaron has created a great open source tool called Link Harvester (recently updated). This is a great tool for many reasons, and you can even grab the source code for the tool and run it on your own webhost. You must have XML DOM installed, …Read More =>

Looking for Lunker Links – Link Development and Fishing

I recently overheard a conversation of one of our company link developer’s mentioning how he enjoyed fishing (me too! I do my Miami Charter Fishing with Nel of the Top Gun, and my buddy Charlie Ellis), and thought I’d do a clever little analogy of …Read More =>

Link Shadow – How long is a link valuable?

I really should do more research on this, but the question that has been in the back of my mind for some time is “how long is a link valuable”? More specifically, if it takes 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months for a link to …Read More =>

Text Link Quality and Valuation Guide

Link valuation is a difficult subject to quantify. Most SEO’s will tell you that coming up with a value of a text link is a “gut feel”, which really doesn’t help much when you are deciding to drop hundreds or thousands per month on a …Read More =>