Have you considered other linking strategies? There are more ways to gain link popularity than the good ‘ol reciprocal link trade. For companies with larger advertising budgets, buying links can actually become quite a profitable option. Another strategy to consider is sub-contracting your current reciprocal link program out to an agency in India, which you can accomplish for rates starting at only $500/month in addition to setup fees. One of my favorites is the idea of article linking. Site owners are always looking for additional quality content for their sites, so what better way to capitalize on this than to offer to write an original article for their site in exchange for an incoming link. You have any additional ideas?