• Richard, Leeds Nov 19, 2010

    I think one of the best link building tricks I’ve seen recently is a company of two graduates who send their press releases to the University Course that taught them.

    Good PR for the University – “look at our student’s success” are featured on their homepage, and regular free links back from a high PR .ac site.

  • Alex Zarazua Nov 19, 2010

    Argh, great article, mate!

    I agree that the most important part of manual link building is that initial email request. I’ve seen many instances where link requests are too robotic and automated. Not only that, everybody receives an overload of email these days! Why not make your initial request stand out from the others?

    You may find that you send out less requests with this customization, but you’ll have quality results!

  • john@ cheat your way thin Nov 22, 2010

    wow, Awesome article! I do agree with you too. thanks for sharing these very helpful tips. these tips will help me a lot. :)

  • Deck Jets Nov 22, 2010

    That is what I am looking for.

  • Andy @ FirstFound Dec 01, 2010

    Yarr, I knew all the time I be spendin’ perfectin’ me pirate speech be payin’ off in the long run!

  • Bob @ SIM Only Dec 02, 2010

    A novel idea for getting back links.

  • Josh D. Dec 07, 2010

    We get a ton of robotic link requests each week and they all are quickly sent to the trash bin . . . on the rare occasion that someone takes the time to provide an actual relevant link and breaks the ice by doing their homework, we will typically share the love.

  • chaty1 Dec 23, 2010

    A breath of fresh air

    It is so nice and rare to find original insight into link building strategies. I am on a link building quest and have come across so many repetitive web sites that talk about the same thing over and over.