wheel - 9:15 pm on Nov 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I just checked backlinks on one old, now defunct site. It had 65 backlinks even though the site is long offline. Many were junk backlinks. I sifted through and ignored about 5 'real' backlinks. I then emailed another 20 telling them about the broken link and asking for a link to mine.
We'll see. The emails all went to old huge authority sites, gov't sites, .edu's, international companies. If I get even one link it'll have been worth it. With any luck maybe I'll get two :).