austtr - 3:14 am on May 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yours is the long-term strategy that will win in the end.
I've been reading that for a very long time and despite all the experts proclaiming this as a proven fact, I get the feeling that I will be very old, very grey, incontinent and dribble a lot before it actually comes to pass.
Even if links are seen to be of little value (or have little if any relevance) I suspect the accumulative effect of thousands of them may be pushing sites to higher rankings than sites which only focus on the owners interpretation of quality and relevance.
To return to my original observation... it's very, very hard to know what an algo deems to be relevant and if it applies the same logic all the time across all all data sets and languages.