girish - 1:15 am on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)
Find the sites that are linking to several of your competitors (those with ranking above yours) and then try to get links from these "common" domains.
You can use the respective SEs link:commands and do this by hand or use a tool like Arelis to find the incoming links to your competitors sites in G, Y, and Msn.
Then sort each competitor's inbound link list alphabetically. Set the lists side by side and highlight the common link sources. So now you know that site X links to 3 of your competitors. site Y to 4 of your competitors, etc. Try to get links from those sites which link to most of your competitors.