Many people are still in the dark with regards to how they can first begin to generate traffic to their site. One of the easiest methods that only takes a small amount of time is to ask for links to your site from other sites in your niche. However, you must make sure to do so with care.
For example, you have to figure that most successful blogs get requests for links all the time so what would make your request any different? You have to provide them with content that would compel them to link to your site. Not too many people wish to link to an entry that they feel won’t help their site’s readers out at all.
For I Like Cameras I had no problem finding some of the more popular camera/photography blogs and sending them links to:
Both articles were fortunate enough to get picked up by PhotographyBLOG which provided a healthy dose of traffic and hopefully more subscribed readers.
Now can I do this with every entry? Nope. I only try to do it with entries that I feel I would link to from one of my own sites and ones that I know people will like. Now I know that whenever I send a link over to PhotographyBLOG they will at least take the time to read the entry to see if it’s worth linking to. Send too many junk links and there is a good chance your email will never even get read.