FF -- Irena and I are live-blogging Webmaster World a.k.a Pub Con. - Mark
Rand Fishkin, Demand Media - 30 places to place live links, in descending order of importance.
Flickr, DeviantArt, Care2, Dfinitive, Adultswim, Fanpop, Sphinn, Tweako, Mixx, BlogGoogle, CouchSurfing, CoMagz, BallHype, QoolSqool, BuzzFlash.net, ChipIn, ScoreGuru, Blogs4God, DNHour, Hugg, Sk-rt, MemeorLame, ShowHype, PhotographyVoter, PixelGroovy, PlugIM, SmallBusinessBrief, Babblz, VideoSift, 23HQ,
20 domains with strong profile rankings. i.e. for reputation management
Digg, StumbleUpon, MySpace, Wikipedia.org (participate), MyBlogLog (very strong lately), Technorati (strong for tae pages especially), SlideShare.net (huge rising star), YouTube (make a channel), Amazon (create a profile and rate stuff), DeviantArt, LinkedIn., BookClubs.BarnesandNoble.com, Delicious, Epinions, Yelp, Last.fm, IMDB, Blogger, Tribe.net, StyleHive.
12 site to promote and market your viral content
Fark (pro acct is $25 a month, worthwhile), Slashdot, Yahoo site of the day, News.YCombinator (Hacker News for web, programmers), Adobe Showcase, Askmen, CSSBeauty & CSSVault (good to promote your site if you have CSS, Newsvine, Meneame.net, BoingBoing, Techmeme (need to have other bloggers link to you to get mentioned, heavy hitters read this).
Michael Gray, Atlas - Thinking Beyond Digg, Reddit
Use Digg, Propellor, Sk-rt, Liferhacker & DIY, Hugg.
Consider the calendar and current events. i.e. Tax time, holidays, news. Plan stories and customize them to the target site.
Google looks at link churn. Build links built over a longer period. Join communities for the long haul. Comment, link to blogs and email them to let them know, cultivate readership.
Use eye catching engaging titles and images above the fold
Don't make pages dead ends, include links
Link to other people
Be topical and time sensitive to trends
Add widgets to your pages and encourage voting
Minimize advertising on landing pages
Everyone loves top ten lists
Neil Patel, ACS - The Dark Side
1. Pay for votes
2. Join social media rings, i.e. quicksprout,
Join multiple rings, the bigger the better. Don't vote right away so it appears more like natural growth. Don't vote on everything. Don't abuse the ring. Don't abuse the ring, only email the good stuff. Use hxxp instead of http.
3. Use social media apps to vote. Hire a developer rather than using real people.
Check out blogs: Brentscutoras, Wolf-howl, Techipedia
Cameron Olthius - Factive Media
News, useful tools, humorous and/or controversial, and informational items get linked to. The best thing to do when considering a Linkbait piece is do your research. When creating content, keep it simple, create lists and make it scannable, and use videos and pics wherever possible.
Once you have the content, you'll need to seed the content. Use power accounts. Accounts that already have a good reputation. Think out good titles and descriptons. Submit to the proper categories with the most appropriate tags on targeted sites.