Planet13 - 6:37 pm on Jan 8, 2012 (gmt 0)
Maybe not all links but you don't really need to have an identical link profile as your competitors do.
That is certainly true. Ideally, we want BETTER links than they have.
However, I am finding that by analyzing competitors' backlinks, it is easier to discover the "low hanging fruit," as well as discovering where they advertise, which for me, is equally valuable.