• http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    Fresh Web Explorer is great for finding mentions. Even if only 1 in 5 of those mentions actually agrees to give you a link back it’s worth a try! The battle is halfway won simply because your company was mentioned. What’s 15 minutes and a few emails?

  • Joe

    Many of these are way too expensive and cannot be scaled. The time and effort to get one of those links outweighs the benefit of the link. Not to mention there’s no guarantee and even if they do put your link up, they might remove it later.

    #1 way to link build is to create something worth linking to.

  • treb072410

    Great post Erin! I really had a great time and enjoyed the post!

  • http://www.TheeDesign.com/ TheeDesign Studio

    We do 8 and 9. We are active in the Raleigh community, sponsoring meetups, speaking at events, etc. especially those for small businesses. It’s not only for a link, but also for relationship building – getting to know the community and be seen as an authority.

  • Dean Marsden

    Some interesting, if challenging ideas here. If you go into these tasks thinking less about link building and more about the brand exposure and recognition then you’re on to a winner. I agree these are all good things for all involved.

  • matchstick social

    I agree that sometimes it’s good to take precautions before preaching that we will “always” do something; however, I think these are all great tips and good practices that weed out those who wish to not add anything and just self-serve.