Getting authoritative links is essential for any website. A post on Search Engine Watch by Eric Enge talks about getting such links through relationship building process. Eric says that the nine steps given in the approach definitely works.
- Build a list of authoritative sites that you would really like to get a link from
- Review the content and tools you currently have, or can easily develop. Find the places where you have a good match between your content/tools and authoritative domains. Now you know how to prioritize your campaigns.
- Take your highest priority targets and do some research. Really understand what the site is about. If there is one key individual behind the domain, see if you can find out what their personal passions related to their site are. The best of all world is if they have stated a need or desire for something.
For the complete list read the full post.