After you have your site all ready for customers..... it is time to market.
Years ago... the thought was "build it & they will come" . Those days are long gone. "build it & PROMOTE ...PROMOTE...PROMOTE." Then Promote some more!
This post will start with tips on Linking with other sites.
Set up separate pages on your site for recipicol linking. Each page should be for a separate category. All categories should be relavent to your site. If you are a furniture site... don't link with a viagra site or online casinos.
Do Not set up a "link farm" & link with sites that are not 20 pages of just "links".
I also will not link to a site that has NO resource or "link partners" linking from their HOME PAGE. I will also not link with companies that have a third party directory site.
Linking helps with your search ranking but I also get hits from some of those sites.
My resource page: http://www.candybarwrap.com/OurLinkPartners.html
I link with party, baby, wedding mostly.
I have the ecrater stores as a courtesy for all my ecrater friends. I just HOPE it won't mess with my search ranking.
You can make your own "rules" for linking sites with others. I don't link with direct competitors like other candy wrapping sites. And don't be afraid to tell a "requester" "sorry, I can't link with link farms... etc."
Finding sites that take recipicol links is relatively easy. Google "add link"... start linking & emailing.
Another site to get links & link requests: http://www.linkmarket.com/
Yes... it's FREE!