2010-03-01 - This document on URI Discovery is part of a larger collection of documents discussing Link Development. I'm currently preparing an article that will contain references to this document which will become part of the collection once completed.
I've extracted pertinent information from the Top 20 Stealth Links topic at WebmasterWorld and have summarized the methods of URI discovery as I understand them.
The below list is in alphabetical order. It would be somewhat difficult to assign weighting values to each of these as their surrounding environments have a major influence over the outcome which you have very little, if any, control over.
My approach in these areas is to follow protocol and not fret too much about the outcomes. For every action there is a reaction and in this case, protocols clearly spell out what the reaction SHOULD be.
Note: There are longstanding protocols that define how User-Agents (UA) SHOULD handle machine readable content.
http://www.seoconsultants.com/(no a href)
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http://www.seoconsultants.com/uris/(/uris/ is Parent)
Now that we've expanded the thought process and are thinking outside the anchor, view the above as laying the groundwork, the foundation, for an effective long-term link development campaign.
Stay tuned, there is much more forthcoming in this collection of documents. Did you catch the earlier article on Link Development in 140 Characters?