greenleaves - 3:30 am on May 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
I never understand people who don't test things and take them for granted based on what they hear.
@ the OP, you say link brokerages are dead. Have you even tried them? Ever bought a link blast from a network of say, 400 blogs on 400 class C IPs? Ever bought into an article syndication service? Done an xrumer blast? How about a scrapebox? Have you EVER gotten a site banned, even a test site. You learn your limits by pushing them.
I can't understand what some people think they will gain by regurgitating 10th hand information as if fact. I mean, it benefits me in part since my income is safe from the drones of 'SEOs', but the constant 'chanting' sometimes makes my clients nervous about what I do.