Joined: 19 Jun 09
17 Dec 09 9:02 am
I agree. One thing that most people fail to recognize is that link building is not just about getting rankings in the search engines. Why do you want search rankings in the first place?
To get RELEVANT traffic to your site. Focus your link building on relevant sites. Also, take some time to use the social aspects of sites such as Squidoo and Hubpages. Leave comments on relevant pages. This will drive traffic to your pages, and give you traffic while you wait for the search engines to rank your site.
Also use social bookmarking sites such as Digg, technorati, and stumbleupon. Don't just bookmark your own sites. join the community. Make friends with the people there interested in your niche. This will give you a lot of traffic.
The fact is, Google controls i think it is 80% of the SEARCH traffic on the web. However, only about 30% of the web traffic actually uses the search engines.
The rest find their way through referrals from relevant sites. Relying on search traffic is limiting yourself from most of the traffic available. In order to get that traffic, you MUST be linking from sites that are relevant to your topic.