Thanks For The Links

45n5 has a post talking about how to show appreciation when a blogger links to you and Darren has a follow up with some suggestions.

Personally, whenever I see a link, I try to thank the person who posted the entry. Usually with a comment. If I have anything additional to say/contribute, I’ll do that, as well. Maybe I’ll start e-mailing people, as well. I’m not linked to all THAT much, so it’s not that big a deal, but it is something I’d like to continue to do, even if I start to be linked to more and more. I appreciate the links, so I express that appreciation. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to create a relationship with the person, as well.

How do I find links? Generally, through two main ways. Technorati watchlist and my traffic logs. I don’t sit there studying my traffic logs of searching for mentions of my sites, so I miss some, I am sure. But, when I see one, I do say thanks.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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45n5

about 12 years ago

technorati is my favorite also, it's the way I just found this post. thanks for th link ;-)

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Patrick

about 12 years ago

heh. Certainly. Thanks for the comment. Patrick

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