It discusses the characteristics of good link builders and the very real challenge of knowing what to look for when seeking a link builder for your business. It is a nice piece where Eric shares alot of good info. He did, however, leave something out. Me.
The perfect link builder
It is with great delight that I help you with your quest to find the perfect link builder so you all may learn from my sweetness.
When seeking a link builder for your business, you should tailor your search to people who are similar to me.
Trying to find someone even remotely as extraordinary as I am is sorta the holy grail of the search industry, but you should try to do so anyway. You all seem so cute and I want to help you, so here are a few pointers to help you get on the right track…
The perfect link builder smokes cigarettes.
If a non-smoker is telling you that he or she is a link builder then you should point that person out to me so I can hit them repeatedly with a stick until they whine like the little lame non-smoker they are. [Editors note: "hit with a stick" is the copyrighted property of Lisa Barone]
The perfect link builder drinks alcohol.
If I do not smell alcohol on someones breath, I do not smell link building ability either.
The perfect link builder is shifty.
There should be something about the beady eyes of your potential link builder that kinda worries you.
The perfect link builder is good looking.
See picture above, or my About page
The perfect link builder inspires.
A true link builder hires minions and inspires them to work hard by buying them beer, pizza, and letting them smoke at their desk.
The perfect link builder does not work before noon.
I have seen link builders work prior to noon, but I have never encountered extraordinary link builders working before noon. Mornings hurt our heads and stifle our creativity.
The perfect link builder is a smart ass.
The one over riding sign of link building ability is a smart ass. If at no time during the interview process does the applicant make fun of you, then you have not found the perfect person yet.
The above pointers should start you off well, use them in your quest for link builders, but you should link to me if you do.
Thank you Eric for a wonderful article which inspired me to be a smart ass as I sat here smoking and drinking in the middle of the night writing this, shiftily creating an article for my own blog instead of leaving it in the comments of yours.
Luckily, I can get away with stuff like that because I am so good looking.