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13 Oct 2009

Funniest Ways to Get Links

October 13, 2009Link Building

In the world of link building we’re all looking for new ways to get links for ourselves and our clients. What are some of the most bizarre and unconventional means of achieving links? The below list are just a few, feel free to add your own! 

Skywriting: While unconventional, this means of achieving backlinks just might create quite a stir around your community! Investment: About $2,000-$5,000.

Highway Billboard: Imagine how many links you’ll get just by putting up a billboard in a busy city like LA asking for them. Investment: About $1,000-$15,000.

Door to Door: Get out there and ask! Never hurts to make a face-to-face connection with your neighbors and ask for links. Investment: Time! 

Cold Calling: Reach for the phonebook and start dialing. Phone lists can also be purchased, or you can hire telemarketers to help you with your cold calling efforts. Investment: Time, and resources can reach upwards of $10,000/month.
 
Texting: Pick up your cell phone and start texting. You just never know when your next text might produce a great backlink from a PR5 site. Investment: Time!
 
ValPack/Coupons: We all get them, those great big packs of coupons in the mail every couple of weeks. Why not put your link advertisement in with the coupons for free pest inspections, teeth whitening, and garage door repairs? Investment: Ranges depending on area, $1,000+.
 
Telethon: Do it up Jerry Lewis style and put together a great television segment for your very own telethon! Investment: $10,000+
 
Television Commercial: A very traditional means of advertising, television commercials can yield some very positive results in your pursuit of links. Coming up with a great message and producing it in a professional manner might cost a pretty penny but can also yield some great results! Investment: $5,000+
 
The above are just a few unconventional means of asking for links. What untraditional link building techniques are you currently practicing?