to mr martinibuster
I have found this all very revealing. As a new adventurer into the world of link building and backlinking I have heard frequently the importance of using competitors links. It is refreshing to hear your theory on finding your own 'link clique'. This sounds great. I am unsure as to if I shall be able to find my own links but I imagine looking independently one may well come across the same links as ones competition.
Thanks for the insights.