jrockfl - 6:53 pm on May 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
I don't compare my backlinks to my competitors anymore. I used to a couple years ago, but know I don't worry about it.
I do have a company that creates about 100 - 200 backlinks for per month. They have done a good job and have increased my organic search rankings. But that alone is not enough.
treeline posted alot of suggestions you can try.
Recently I hosted a contest for bloggers. The contested last 30 days and one of the requirements was that they had to have certain hyperlinks in their blog post.
These were my keyword enriched backlinks. After 30 days I would pick the winner.