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LinkMoses Link Building Tip of the Week - Links by Association
by Eric Ward
Original: April 2, 2007 |Socialize this article/post
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Todays Linking Tip:  If you are a dues paying member of a niche professional association (local or national), have you checked to see if that association has a web site with members names or resources (and web sites) listed and linked?  Example: You run a fly fishing shop in Chattanooga, and you have a modest web site (call it link bait. Couldn't resist).  See The Middle Tennessee Fly Fishers organization resources page at How about the Southeastern Council Federation of Fly Fishers at Not a member of either?  Why not? No links for you!

Link well my friend, 


About the Author Ward founded the Web's first services for announcing, linking, and building buzz for Web sites, called NetPOST, in 1994, and in 1995 he launched the URLwire Site Announcement Network, which today has millions of readers and remains the only service devoted 100% to announcing useful web content. Eric is best known as the person behind the first linking campaigns for,, and His services won the 1995 Award For Internet Marketing Excellence, and he was selected as one of the Web's 100 most influential people by Websight Magazine in 1997. Eric is a 4-star speaker at Jupiter's Search Engine Strategies conferences, and he publishes a monthly how-to newsletter called THE WARD REPORT: Link Building and Content Publicity Tactics. Eric writes several online marketing columns including LinkWeek for, and previously wrote for and Ad Age magazine.  Eric, wife Melissa and four year old Noah live in Knoxville, Tennessee.