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.



about 14 years ago

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



about 14 years ago

heh. Certainly. Thanks for the comment. Patrick


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