Recently, I have been hearing a lot of buzz on the topic of links from blogs. Some are suggesting that blog links don't have the 'oomph' they once had. Now, I suspect when these people are classifying "blogs," they mean a standard personal blog and not an industry niche blog or news site. But you never know.
There is a thread at WebmasterWorld discussing the pros and cons of blog links. Many blogs link out freely, as the web should. But one webmaster says that blogs give out links way too easily. Obviously, that sounds like a generalization to me.
WebmasterWorld moderator, martinibuster, looks at it this way:
Producing something definitive, original, or authoritative is (blog)link worthy. What's spammy about that?
Looked at from that direction, blogs are one of the last places you can obtain an honest link. It generally holds true to the original web excitement over hyperlinks where a document is studded with references to other documents illuminating the current text you are consuming. It's from this original conception of the what the web could be that PageRank was conceived from.
What are blogs linking to and what can you produce to fit that general trend?
So, what are your thoughts, here is a poll:
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.