Link Building is Like Picking Up Girls

Oct 29, 2008 • 9:35 am | comments (4) by twitter | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO
 

At the Web Build Pages blog, Jen writes about how link building is like picking up women. She explains the parallels:

* The opening line is everything -- not much else needs to be said.

* That the right circumstance are also crucial (you need finesse) -- women who are surrounded by friends are harder to get than women who are alone. You need to find the sites that are small and accessible.

* Insecurity helps you go further: By showing that you're not interested, you are piquing interest in the other party. If you let them know that they "forgot" your link, you're exploiting a vulnerability.

* You need to prepare for rejection. Not all sites will give into the request.

And as MikeDammann says, that's why nofollows are like condoms.

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Comments:

Michael Martinez

10/29/2008 02:49 pm

I can see it now. People will begin publishing long scrolling sales pitch pages loaded with anonymous endorsements, offering their "link building tips" guides for only $19.95. This is the least efficient way of acquiring links.

No Name

10/30/2008 08:28 am

lol I never quite thought of it like that. Very creative!

No Name

11/12/2008 06:31 pm

I don't know about you folks but I've done this for many clients and it REALLY helps if your site is killer and on top within your niche. The success rate is well over 40% in most cases on my end. I've had clients request me do this for sites I wouldn't link to and the results were dismal!

jason

06/01/2011 02:52 pm

 Pick Women Up If you’re looking for tips on picking up women, you’ve come to the right place, because that’s what this site is all about.

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