Categories Meta How To Get Lots of Links and Traffic Post author By Matt Post date June 9, 2005 11 Comments on How To Get Lots of Links and Traffic I think I’ve figured out the secret. Make lists of things. Share this: Related Google Image HitsSeptember 10, 2002In "Politics"RedesignFebruary 1, 2003In "Meta"Semantically Correct BlogrollFebruary 4, 2003In "Tech" ← New Codex Look → On Feedlounge 11 replies on “How To Get Lots of Links and Traffic” I know someone can find a magazine cover with more lists than that, I’ve seen tons in the grocery store checkout line but I couldn’t remember any of their names. Lists are a nice non-committal link target. Linking to a list isn’t stating an opinion about the *entirety* of it, only a partial agreement. Like, “Looks like Blogger X has a list of funny items Y, some of which I agree with.” Somewhat disturbing fact is that I had the first three items from that list already bookmarked. Also, since I seem to have this compulsive urge to put things in lists, I expect great things from now on. Your glamour shot gets close to the real home of “a number of things, and we mean a precise number” – self help books are absolutely required to have a number of steps, and a fairly small one, to sell in the US. US editions of British books will go from “How to pull up your socks and stop being a wanker” to “The seven steps to taking control of your life.” I keep expecting to see a reprint of the grandpa of self-help as “Nine (easy) steps to win friends and influence people.” I think you’re confused. One of the links is supposed to go to yourself, and then the others go to other people who post the same link. That way, they link back to you 😉 Woah, it’s like deja vu. hm…good idea. should be able to work. Wordpl@y all over again lol… is it a dig at yesterday’s Wordpl@y thing? Matt – You aren’t on the A-List!!! Why? You seem more than B-list blog status (or is that just my perception?) 1. That is a good idea 2. Hopefully it will work. 3. And people will come to…. 4. http://www.independentsources.com 5. otherwise I’ll come back here… 6. for more tips. […] Matt posted an entry the other day about how to get lots of links and traffic. One of the links in his “list” was a link to Emily Hambidge’s site. The article in question was about dating an Apple developer and I just couldn’t help but put something down about it – it was pure gold. […] Comments are closed.