MarkHutch - 2:21 pm on Mar 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
With Google updating backlinks every month or so instead of every week or so, I believe, it's a good idea to focus on sites that are very related to your domains subject matter with aggressive webmasters that are working hard to improve their own site with quality backlinks. The reason, I've seen websites go from 0 backlinks to 50 or more between PR updates. Don't assume that a website with few backlinks will always stay that way. If you can find 10 or so sites that have aggressive link swap webmasters, you'll find that you can go along for the ride up with them. If you only focus on currently high PR sites, you'll be missing a bunch of future growth. Besides, folks with PR 6 or higher sites are not as likely to want to trade links with you if your sites is new or only has a PR of 3 or 4. I hope this makes sense.