Links are the lifeblood of the web. Without links, your website or blog has zero trust in Google, no referral traffic and is for all intensive purposes invisible to anything other than direct traffic. Organic generation of links happens naturally over time naturally by creating quality content. But there are ways to speed up the process.
Many smart people have developed ultra-popular sites and created a continuous stream of fresh links not by gaming the system, but instead putting it to work to their advantage by attracting thousands of natural links from high quality, trusted sites and blogs.
Additionally, some of the strategies listed below are better than merely generating links for SEO purposes – they bring relevant traffic, they build a web brand, and they build trust and credibility amongst not just search engines, but people. I thought I would spend a little time pointing out several great linkbait and link generation strategies that work to the benefit of site owners on several levels.