While this method is far from new, it can still get you some nice high PR backlinks.
What you’ll be doing is using Google’s advanced search queries to find blogs and forums where you can post your link.
Let’s say you’re looking for blog posts about bass fishing in Texas.
If you look at any WordPress blog, you know that the default call to action for comments is “Leave a comment”. And we know that if the blog requires you to login (and we don’t want that), it says “you must be logged in”. These are all called “footprints” and it’s how we search for posts open for comments.
Having all that in mind we can go to Google and enter:
It’s searching for websites with exact phrase “leave a comment”, without (minus) phrase “you must be logged in” and of course about bass fishing texas. I’ve found quite a few sites where I can leave a very relevant link.
You can of course limit the search to the last year, month or week. Use SEO Quake to check site PR.
Another option is to find forums which discuss the same topic. The most popular forum is phpBB so we’ll use the footprint “powered by phpbb”.
Now here’s the caveat for forums: you DON’T want to leave a link in your post (unless very relevant) but in your signature. So go to the forum, add a few generic posts (introduce yourself etc.), and only then go and add a signature and post in the topic.
A sneaky trick: add a generic non-linked signature and post comments. Then, after a few days when the posts are not in the limelight anymore, go and change your signature to your website’s link. All your signatures become links and you have a bunch of relevant content links.
More footprints and automation
You can get more footprints in this Black Hat World topic. And of course there are tools available that automate this whole process. I’ll show you one in the next few days. But until then, find a few posts and forums and post your links to them!