Planet13 - 5:02 pm on Jul 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ok, just to summarize what I am trying to say ('cause I know I've said a lot):
1) I think that moving forward, being a recognized BRAND is going to be one of the key ranking factors.
2) Look at how your competitors are ranking based on their links, and do something that they can't (or won't) do. When you do something that is EASILY replicable by your competitors, I don't know how much of an advantage it will give you.