malcolmcroucher - 11:19 am on Sep 5, 2008 (gmt 0) how about some help and tell us a bit more about steps 2 , 3 ,4 , 5 ?
But none of those methods you describe are 'real' links. They're all artificial tools designed to get links. They're not designed to get links that are votes or citations - which is the kind of links the SE's want to see. (I'm not saying they don't work or that you shouldn't do them - just confirming that IMO they're just step 1).
how about some help and tell us a bit more about steps 2 , 3 ,4 , 5 ?