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Gotten any awesome natural links lately?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by Roze, Oct 15, 2005.

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    Hey Everybody, thought I'd start an inspirational thread to see if anyone has picked up any awesome "natural" links to their site lately. By "Natural" I mean not a link exchange, not a purchased link but a place that linked to you because they liked your content.

    Here are the two I've discovered that put me in a really good mood:

    http://www.isme.org- PR7 site for the International Society for Music Education, very important it will lead to other links from local music education societies i'm sure, hurray for a .org too! It's a redirect, they're using a directory script (?url=www.tubanews.com) BUT I've gotten over 80 visitors in a week, I must be on some kind of "new links" list and who knows...that syntax might be picked up by some SE's.
    SEMrush
    http://www.oberlin.edu - link to my site posted in a news release on a PR6 page :eek: . They're using direct links and the anchor text is perfect! Their news release system has archives and it looks like it will go there starting in the spring semester - this is a good thing, it's permanent!

    So what surprises links have you come across lately?
     
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  2. dct

    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    The best I've had recently was a natural link on a PR7 page to a review I did on www.coolest-gadgets.com more importantly it's sending me 100 visitors a day at the moment :) As the link is to one of my internal pages it will be interesting to see what PR it gets on the next update.
     
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    Roman Buffalo Tamerâ„¢

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    ifkgoteborg. blogspot. com linked to my site yesterday and in the 36 or so hours that it's been up I have gotten over 600 visitors.
     
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  4. Roze

    Roze Guest

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    Congrats for both of those - I just found another one in my logs: http://library.sbts.edu - a college library linking to me as one of only two important resources for my instrument. PR4 page, has a million links on it and only 1 visitor to me but it's still signifigant.
     
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    ferret77 Heretic

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    nope none at all
     
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    Lunatic Peon

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    I don't think I was that lucky :(

    How do you discover them anyway? Especially when they don't bring much traffic... do you just check your whole referer log?
     
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    I've got two natural links from Slashdot articles, and a bunch each from LifeHacker.com (weblogs, inc.) and Lifehack.org.

    Sadly, I think Slashdot uses Nofollow on links in their articles. :(
     
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    In Awstats, if they show up in my top 20 site referrers, I consider that a good natural link.

    I have had a few good ones from forums and such, and even one dude who linked right to a download of one of my games :) but I don't care because he barely gets any traffic so he doesn't kill my bandwidth.
     
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    aaron_nimocks Im kind of a big deal Staff

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    If you count every site that uses DMOZ directory a natural link then I would answer yes.

    I went through 100 or so of them and a few were on PR5-4 pages. But I didnt find any PR6+ ones. So not reall awesome. :)
     
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    how u see ur site been linked???
     
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    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    I use AWStats, and I just notice them from time to time, today I noticed three!
     
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    Two ways I know of...
    1) check your referrer logs
    2) Go to Google and type:
    link:www.yourdomain.com
     
    Mister Tut, Oct 15, 2005 IP