europeforvisitors - 4:53 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)
I became very frustrated with the whole link campaign idea a couple of years ago and stopped bothering altogether. Instead, I have spent the time I used to waste trying to get links, trying to figure out ways to generate pages which will invite natural links.
That's been my approach, too, and it's worked pretty well so far. I don't troll for links, but by focusing on content, I've received quality links (some with high PR) from magazines, newspapers, travel guides, libraries, universities, conference sites, and even a few corporate sites such as airlines and a luggage manufacturer.
This strategy may not work for e-commerce and affiliate sites, but it can work quite well for editorial and reference sites.