OMZen - 6:37 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
In shortlisting potential candidates for sending outreach emails, i typically am looking at a large pool of sites. Hence I tend to base my decisions using the SEObook/SEOmoz /QSS toolbar factors mentioned earlier than individually rechecking their backlinks via YSE.
IMHO, the problem with taking traffic as leading sign of a quality link is that a large number of legit, high quality sites still don't have high traffic because they simply do not know anything about website marketing; so their content basically remains unseeen by most - doesn't automatically mean it's low quality site/link, many of the times, it's merely case of lack of active promotion.
I'd any day try to get a link from kind of sites i mentioned than most of .blogspot blogs purely for the TRUST rank they would be passing - for me that's quality :)