Nice tips sturat.
Do you have experience writing for Google's Knol and if so if its generating traffic to your site ?
Instead of submitting a link to a link directory, submit your RSS feed to a feed directory. You will get a lot more exposure and backlinks that way.
Some rss directories work off the keywords or categories of your blog. So the more tags you have, the more often post from your feed may show up.
Very nice list
I wish to add few more:
10. Hubpages and Gather worth a good trial and you'll be pleased by results.
11. Create some free blogs at wordpress and blogspot. Put 100 words unique content. Adjust 5-6 backlinks. Bookamrk it to few sites. Lil work is enough and it will attain a PR 1 or 2 in coming update.
12. Blog commenting still works if done on reputed and really good posts. If your comment is good, you're sute to get some traffic too.
Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
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huh.. and then there was.. massive linkbaiting on DIGG, REDIT STumbleupon to get frontpage of those social media sites and more time after time again with excellent quality content that is referenceable/ highly viral and targets linkerati - agreed not everyone can do this but now I am a power user and have many many contacts who are also power users this reaps hundreds of free links a day sometimes thousands in one hit My friends M00saleem, d00ivineDiva j00gube - z00aibatsu aka reg s00addler etc.. (added 00 after first letter) anyway..XD this is just one method of many and I am training my team to each become power users also..
my .02 cents on link building:
- buy expired domains that already great links and 301 redirect them to your current site (works well if the topic is the same)
- follow the traffic. I like to watch the Alexa Hot URLs list and comment on blog posts that have lots of traffic "right now".
- train yourself to ignore nofollow. Google's been messing with it lately and no one (except Google) really knows how much weight is being given to nofollow links.