Build Backlinks a How To Guide
Exchanging links is the 'old faithful' method of obtaining backlinks.
Basically you just send an email to a website owner requesting that
they link to you. In your email, try to make your message personal ...
maybe even compliment their site. If you want to really set yourself
apart, give the site owner a call or send them a snailmail letter.
Also, don't forget to include the url , title, and description of your
To find niche related websites, click here to use the free Backlink Builder. It searches for websites of the theme you specify that contain keyphrases like "Add link", "Add site", "Add URL", "Add URL", "Submit URL", "Add Article" etc. Most of the results could be quality potential backlinks.
For the most part, you should only exchange links with niche related sites.