ogletree - 10:42 am on Mar 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Not everything I said was about getting the same links. I also talked about getting ideas. Not everybody has years of experience and the creativeness to come up with innovative links ideas. Many people here at WebmasterWorld are new and this is a good way to learn about link building.
I understand your point but ignoring an entire area of links puts you at a disadvantage. What if some of the links they have are good? You’re building a link profile of links from lots of different places. I agree it would be bad to have the exact same links as somebody else. If you will notice I said “competitors” which means you’re studying many different backlink profiles.
By no means did I mean to imply this is the only way to build links. This is just one way of many.