Re your Science for SEO article Using the Science of Social Proof in SEO.
Darn it, Miss Donna, you are sharing the goose that lays the golden links. Why not keep quiet and let those of us who actually read books have an advantage?
Consider yourself whipped with a cold wet clammy noodle.
If you want someone to link to your site, tell them that others very similar to themselves linked to it.
Have you ever noticed how elegant and simple and retrospectively obvious a solution often is?