idolw - 7:42 pm on Mar 5, 2008 (gmt 0) Of course, relevant link is better than a non-relevant one.
I'm not sure how much relevancy plays a part, but I think given my rankings, it's playing a part. In fact, I think relevancy is giving me a huge lead right now, with backlinks that aren't perhaps as numerous or as trusted as my competitors. I appreciate that's speculation, but I don't think it's idle.
It is just a matter of figuring out whether it is easier for you to acquire 1000 relevant backlinks or a 100,000 non-relevant links.
Both options work like a charm if the general profile is positive.
Of course, relevant link is better than a non-relevant one.